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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,219,600 jobs in Portland, Oregon in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,277,432 employed persons for the month. Portland added 3,700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 990 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,219,600 +3,700 +20,100
CPS 1,277,432 +990 +16,010

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

Portland, Oregon Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Portland in July 2019 is at a new high of 1,219,600.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Portland is at a new high of 1,277,432.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Portland, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,219,600 3,700 1,277,432 990
June 2019 1,215,900 -1,000 1,276,442 -522
May 2019 1,216,900 0 1,276,964 1,232
April 2019 1,216,900 800 1,275,732 709
March 2019 1,216,100 2,300 1,275,023 2,240
February 2019 1,213,800 1,000 1,272,783 3,114
January 2019 1,212,800 5,300 1,269,669 2,091
December 2018 1,207,500 1,400 1,267,578 -245
November 2018 1,206,100 2,500 1,267,823 45
October 2018 1,203,600 2,000 1,267,778 1,510
September 2018 1,201,600 2,200 1,266,268 2,324
August 2018 1,199,400 -100 1,263,944 2,522