Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 175,100 jobs in Salem, Oregon in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,461 employed persons for the month. Salem added 600 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 738 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 175,100 +600 +3,000
CPS 202,461 -738 +998

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 600 jobs have been lost in Salem according to the employer survey. From a trough of 152,800 in April 2020, Salem has gained 22,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 205,290 for Salem in June 2022. 2,829 jobs have been lost in Salem since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 175,100 600 202,461 -738
October 2022 174,500 700 203,199 -620
September 2022 173,800 -200 203,819 -656
August 2022 174,000 100 204,475 -480
July 2022 173,900 -300 204,955 -335
June 2022 174,200 -500 205,290 6
May 2022 174,700 700 205,284 645
April 2022 174,000 -500 204,639 598
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