Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 171,100 jobs in Salem, Oregon in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 193,964 employed persons for the month. Salem lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 154 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 171,100 -100 +2,700
CPS 193,964 -154 +1,423

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 May 2019 at 171,200. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Salem according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,227 for Salem in May 2019. 263 jobs have been lost in Salem since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 171,100 -100 193,964 -154
June 2019 171,200 0 194,118 -109
May 2019 171,200 200 194,227 133
April 2019 171,000 300 194,094 174
March 2019 170,700 800 193,920 313
February 2019 169,900 200 193,607 322
January 2019 169,700 500 193,285 180
December 2018 169,200 -400 193,105 2
November 2018 169,600 600 193,103 49
October 2018 169,000 900 193,054 173
September 2018 168,100 300 192,881 187
August 2018 167,800 -600 192,694 153