Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 168,200 jobs in Salem, Oregon in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 193,411 employed persons for the month. Salem added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 721 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 168,200 +700 +5,200
CPS 193,411 +721 -1,415

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 168,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 196,533 for Salem in December 2017. 3,122 jobs have been lost in Salem since then according to the household survey. From a June 2018 low of 191,933, Salem has added 1,478 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 168,200 700 193,411 721
September 2018 167,500 0 192,690 -504
August 2018 167,500 0 193,194 526
July 2018 167,500 1,200 192,668 735
June 2018 166,300 100 191,933 -1,004
May 2018 166,200 -200 192,937 -284
April 2018 166,400 200 193,221 -1,449
March 2018 166,200 300 194,670 -1,500
February 2018 165,900 300 196,170 14
January 2018 165,600 700 196,156 -377
December 2017 164,900 800 196,533 848
November 2017 164,100 1,100 195,685 859