Salem, Oregon Job Growth
There were 148,800 jobs in Salem, Oregon in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 172,352 employed persons for the month. Salem lost 23,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 23,102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 February 2020 at 173,700. Since then 24,900 jobs have been lost in Salem according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,454 for Salem in March 2020. 23,102 jobs have been lost in Salem since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Salem, Oregon Employment History