Department of Numbers

Medford, Oregon Job Growth

There were 85,200 jobs in Medford, Oregon in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,594 employed persons for the month. Medford added 1,000 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,700 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Medford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,200 +1,000 -3,800
CPS 94,594 +2,700 -4,399

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 May 2019 at 89,300. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Medford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 76,800 in April 2020, Medford has gained 8,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 99,786 for Medford in April 2018. 5,192 jobs have been lost in Medford since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 87,292, Medford has added 7,302 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Medford, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 85,200 1,000 94,594 2,700
July 2020 84,200 2,700 91,894 -1,854
June 2020 81,500 3,000 93,748 4,151
May 2020 78,500 1,700 89,597 2,305
April 2020 76,800 -11,000 87,292 -11,501
March 2020 87,800 -1,000 98,793 -79
February 2020 88,800 100 98,872 46
January 2020 88,700 -300 98,826 58
December 2019 89,000 -200 98,768 -68
November 2019 89,200 100 98,836 -75
October 2019 89,100 -200 98,911 -58
September 2019 89,300 300 98,969 -24