Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,280,000 jobs in Ohio in February 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,388,293 employed persons for the month. Ohio lost 4,600 jobs in February 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 20,538 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,280,000 -4,600 +50,000
CPS 5,388,293 +20,538 +48,168

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 356,200 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,998,900 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 281,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,645,928 in December 2006. 257,635 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 148,835 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2014

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2014 5,280,000 -4,600 5,388,293 20,538
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
February 2013 5,230,000 11,500 5,340,125 3,701