Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 148,800 jobs in Salem, Oregon in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 172,352 employed persons for the month. Salem lost 23,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 23,102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 148,800 -23,900 -22,100
CPS 172,352 -23,102 -20,797

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 February 2020 at 173,700. Since then 24,900 jobs have been lost in Salem according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,454 for Salem in March 2020. 23,102 jobs have been lost in Salem since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 148,800 -23,900 172,352 -23,102
March 2020 172,700 -1,000 195,454 305
February 2020 173,700 900 195,149 327
January 2020 172,800 -200 194,822 -453
December 2019 173,000 800 195,275 331
November 2019 172,200 300 194,944 378
October 2019 171,900 0 194,566 404
September 2019 171,900 600 194,162 390
August 2019 171,300 200 193,772 324
July 2019 171,100 300 193,448 202
June 2019 170,800 0 193,246 84
May 2019 170,800 -100 193,162 13