Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,451,500 jobs in Ohio in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,457,601 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 15,200 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,678 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,451,500 +15,200 +82,700
CPS 5,457,601 +1,678 +24,253

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 184,700 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,800 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 448,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,653,250 in January 2007. 195,649 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 240,280 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 5,451,500 15,200 5,457,601 1,678
November 2015 5,436,300 9,200 5,455,923 2,937
October 2015 5,427,100 30,700 5,452,986 12,360
September 2015 5,396,400 -13,100 5,440,626 2,988
August 2015 5,409,500 13,000 5,437,638 2,262
July 2015 5,396,500 12,300 5,435,376 -6,346
June 2015 5,384,200 -14,400 5,441,722 -8,803
May 2015 5,398,600 7,500 5,450,525 -1,917
April 2015 5,391,100 6,300 5,452,442 -6,112
March 2015 5,384,800 2,400 5,458,554 -2,019
February 2015 5,382,400 -3,300 5,460,573 7,861
January 2015 5,385,700 16,900 5,452,712 19,364