Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 174,400 jobs in Salem, Oregon in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 204,694 employed persons for the month. Salem lost 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 653 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,400 -100 +5,000
CPS 204,694 +653 +7,296

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 175,700. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Salem according to the employer survey. From a trough of 152,800 in April 2020, Salem has gained 21,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Salem is at a new high of 204,694.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 174,400 -100 204,694 653
March 2022 174,500 700 204,041 894
February 2022 173,800 -700 203,147 736
January 2022 174,500 200 202,411 992
December 2021 174,300 2,200 201,419 -44
November 2021 172,100 800 201,463 229
October 2021 171,300 -100 201,234 782
September 2021 171,400 200 200,452 864
August 2021 171,200 700 199,588 678
July 2021 170,500 1,200 198,910 516
June 2021 169,300 400 198,394 423
May 2021 168,900 -500 197,971 573