Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,282,900 jobs in Ohio in March 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,400,800 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 600 jobs in March 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,995 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,282,900 +600 +53,600
CPS 5,400,800 +11,995 +57,205

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 353,300 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,998,900 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 284,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,645,928 in December 2006. 245,128 jobs have been lost in Ohio since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 5,239,458, Ohio has added 161,342 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2014

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2014 5,282,900 600 5,400,800 11,995
February 2014 5,282,300 -2,300 5,388,805 21,050
January 2014 5,284,600 15,700 5,367,755 20,297
December 2013 5,268,900 4,900 5,347,458 4,777
November 2013 5,264,000 -5,700 5,342,681 3,853
October 2013 5,269,700 -1,000 5,338,828 2,980
September 2013 5,270,700 -4,000 5,335,848 774
August 2013 5,274,700 10,200 5,335,074 -2,234
July 2013 5,264,500 9,300 5,337,308 -4,535
June 2013 5,255,200 3,700 5,341,843 -3,766
May 2013 5,251,500 9,200 5,345,609 -597
April 2013 5,242,300 13,000 5,346,206 2,611
March 2013 5,229,300 -700 5,343,595 3,470