Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 165,900 jobs in Salem, Oregon in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 196,572 employed persons for the month. Salem added 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 230 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 165,900 +300 +2,300
CPS 196,572 -230 +4,763

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 2018 is at a new high of 165,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 198,725 for Salem in December 2017. 2,153 jobs have been lost in Salem since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 165,900 300 196,572 -230
January 2018 165,600 700 196,802 -1,923
December 2017 164,900 800 198,725 1,146
November 2017 164,100 1,100 197,579 1,799
October 2017 163,000 -800 195,780 1,111
September 2017 163,800 -200 194,669 976
August 2017 164,000 400 193,693 -668
July 2017 163,600 -600 194,361 -64
June 2017 164,200 0 194,425 -171
May 2017 164,200 500 194,596 1,150
April 2017 163,700 -200 193,446 1,356
March 2017 163,900 300 192,090 281