Department of Numbers

Bend-Redmond, Oregon Job Growth

There were 84,300 jobs in Bend, Oregon in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,414 employed persons for the month. Bend added 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 95 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,300 +500 -5,000
CPS 94,414 +95 +1,298

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bend, Oregon Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bend as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Bend, Oregon

CES employment for Bend peaked in February 2020 at 89,300. Since then 5,000 jobs have been lost in Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,700 in April 2020, Bend has gained 11,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2021 for Bend is at a new high of 94,414.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Bend, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 84,300 500 94,414 95
January 2021 83,800 500 94,319 3,311
December 2020 83,300 -1,400 91,008 72
November 2020 84,700 300 90,936 18
October 2020 84,400 500 90,918 6,235
September 2020 83,900 1,000 84,683 165
August 2020 82,900 900 84,518 2,612
July 2020 82,000 3,000 81,906 -3,982
June 2020 79,000 3,800 85,888 4,545
May 2020 75,200 2,500 81,343 2,501
April 2020 72,700 -16,400 78,842 -14,409
March 2020 89,100 -200 93,251 135