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Medford, Oregon Job Growth

There were 87,500 jobs in Medford, Oregon in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 102,347 employed persons for the month. Medford added 400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 250 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Medford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 87,500 +400 +6,900
CPS 102,347 +250 +8,704

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

Medford, Oregon Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Medford 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 Medford, Oregon

CES employment for Medford peaked in January 2020 at 91,600. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Medford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,200 in April 2020, Medford has gained 9,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in May 2021 for Medford is at a new high of 102,347.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Medford, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 87,500 400 102,347 250
April 2021 87,100 -100 102,097 199
March 2021 87,200 700 101,898 333
February 2021 86,500 300 101,565 284
January 2021 86,200 700 101,281 556
December 2020 85,500 -200 100,725 783
November 2020 85,700 200 99,942 1,041
October 2020 85,500 100 98,901 1,352
September 2020 85,400 -400 97,549 1,957
August 2020 85,800 800 95,592 2,839
July 2020 85,000 1,800 92,753 -3,616
June 2020 83,200 2,600 96,369 2,726