Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth
There were 1,242,700 jobs in Portland, Oregon in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,339,210 employed persons for the month. Portland lost 2,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 728 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in August 2022 at 1,244,900. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,339,938 for Portland in August 2022. 728 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Oregon Employment History