Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 170,100 jobs in Salem, Oregon in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 193,737 employed persons for the month. Salem added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 738 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 170,100 +400 +2,500
CPS 193,737 +738 -2,433

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 in February 2019 is at a new high of 170,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 196,533 for Salem in December 2017. 2,796 jobs have been lost in Salem since then according to the household survey. From a June 2018 low of 191,933, Salem has added 1,804 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 170,100 400 193,737 738
January 2019 169,700 500 192,999 43
December 2018 169,200 -400 192,956 -611
November 2018 169,600 600 193,567 212
October 2018 169,000 900 193,355 665
September 2018 168,100 300 192,690 -504
August 2018 167,800 -600 193,194 526
July 2018 168,400 800 192,668 735
June 2018 167,600 -500 191,933 -1,004
May 2018 168,100 400 192,937 -284
April 2018 167,700 100 193,221 -1,449
March 2018 167,600 0 194,670 -1,500