Salem, Oregon Job Growth
There were 171,400 jobs in Salem, Oregon in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 200,818 employed persons for the month. Salem lost 200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,109 (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 3,700 jobs have been lost in Salem according to the employer survey. From a trough of 152,900 in April 2020, Salem has gained 18,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in August 2021 for Salem is at a new high of 200,818.
Employment: CES, CPS
Salem, Oregon Employment History