Salem, Oregon Job Growth
There were 167,500 jobs in Salem, Oregon in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 197,859 employed persons for the month. Salem lost 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 514 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem 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.
Salem, Oregon Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Salem 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 Salem, Oregon
CES employment for Salem peaked in December 2019 at 175,100. Since then 7,600 jobs have been lost in Salem according to the employer survey. From a trough of 152,900 in April 2020, Salem has gained 14,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in May 2021 for Salem is at a new high of 197,859.
Employment: CES, CPS
Salem, Oregon Employment History