Department of Numbers

Medford, Oregon Job Growth

There were 86,400 jobs in Medford, Oregon in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,511 employed persons for the month. Medford added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 168 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Medford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,400 +200 -5,100
CPS 101,511 +168 +2,639

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 5,200 jobs have been lost in Medford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,200 in April 2020, Medford has gained 8,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2021 for Medford is at a new high of 101,511.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Medford, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 86,400 200 101,511 168
January 2021 86,200 700 101,343 3,069
December 2020 85,500 -200 98,274 186
November 2020 85,700 200 98,088 62
October 2020 85,500 100 98,026 5,697
September 2020 85,400 -400 92,329 -2,394
August 2020 85,800 800 94,723 2,829
July 2020 85,000 1,800 91,894 -1,854
June 2020 83,200 2,600 93,748 4,151
May 2020 80,600 2,400 89,597 2,305
April 2020 78,200 -12,900 87,292 -11,501
March 2020 91,100 -400 98,793 -79