Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth
There were 1,159,500 jobs in Portland, Oregon in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,261,390 employed persons for the month. Portland added 7,300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 6,894 (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 February 2020 at 1,242,200. Since then 82,700 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,062,600 in April 2020, Portland has gained 96,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,296,526 for Portland in February 2020. 35,136 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,121,749, Portland has added 139,641 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Oregon Employment History