Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,477,800 jobs in Ohio in April 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,514,729 employed persons for the month. Ohio lost 13,600 jobs in April 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 19,367 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,477,800 -13,600 +71,900
CPS 5,514,729 +19,367 +97,570

Ohio Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Ohio 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 in Ohio

CES employment peaked in May 2000 for Ohio at 5,636,200. Since then 158,400 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,800 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 475,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,653,250 in January 2007. 138,521 jobs have been lost in Ohio since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 5,217,321, Ohio has added 297,408 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2016

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2016 5,477,800 -13,600 5,514,729 19,367
March 2016 5,491,400 15,900 5,495,362 26,597
February 2016 5,475,500 10,200 5,468,765 28,165
January 2016 5,465,300 -10,100 5,440,600 19,962
December 2015 5,475,400 18,800 5,420,638 -364
November 2015 5,456,600 10,500 5,421,002 -453
October 2015 5,446,100 21,600 5,421,455 -685
September 2015 5,424,500 -600 5,422,140 -688
August 2015 5,425,100 -2,400 5,422,828 110
July 2015 5,427,500 12,100 5,422,718 1,299
June 2015 5,415,400 -500 5,421,419 2,050
May 2015 5,415,900 10,000 5,419,369 2,210