Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,515,400 jobs in Ohio in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,502,673 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 6,300 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,622 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,515,400 +6,300 +41,100
CPS 5,502,673 +3,622 +76,450

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 5,636,500. Since then 121,100 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,800 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 512,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,653,250 in January 2007. 150,577 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 285,352 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 5,515,400 6,300 5,502,673 3,622
April 2017 5,509,100 -9,400 5,499,051 25,332
March 2017 5,518,500 -4,300 5,473,719 28,458
February 2017 5,522,800 16,000 5,445,261 28,040
January 2017 5,506,800 3,100 5,417,221 14,898
December 2016 5,503,700 2,500 5,402,323 -3,917
November 2016 5,501,200 9,700 5,406,240 -4,090
October 2016 5,491,500 -3,900 5,410,330 -3,929
September 2016 5,495,400 7,300 5,414,259 -3,229
August 2016 5,488,100 -2,500 5,417,488 -2,743
July 2016 5,490,600 18,600 5,420,231 -2,847
June 2016 5,472,000 -2,300 5,423,078 -3,145