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Medford, Oregon Job Growth

There were 89,700 jobs in Medford, Oregon in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,424 employed persons for the month. Medford added 400 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 81 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Medford job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 89,700 +400 +3,900
CPS 105,424 -81 +9,832

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 1,900 jobs have been lost in Medford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 78,200 in April 2020, Medford has gained 11,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 105,505 for Medford in July 2021. 81 jobs have been lost in Medford since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Medford, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 89,700 400 105,424 -81
July 2021 89,300 1,900 105,505 3,060
June 2021 87,400 200 102,445 131
May 2021 87,200 100 102,314 217
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