Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth
There were 1,216,700 jobs in Portland, Oregon in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,329,915 employed persons for the month. Portland added 2,700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,326 (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 1,243,100. Since then 26,400 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,063,300 in April 2020, Portland has gained 153,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in April 2022 for Portland is at a new high of 1,329,915.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Oregon Employment History