Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,386,500 jobs in Ohio in March 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,458,952 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 1,500 jobs in March 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,621 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,386,500 +1,500 +77,400
CPS 5,458,952 -1,621 +84,905

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 249,700 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,800 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 383,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,653,250 in January 2007. 194,298 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 241,631 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2015

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2015 5,386,500 1,500 5,458,952 -1,621
February 2015 5,385,000 1,100 5,460,573 7,861
January 2015 5,383,900 14,000 5,452,712 19,364
December 2014 5,369,900 5,100 5,433,348 1,205
November 2014 5,364,800 12,000 5,432,143 2,703
October 2014 5,352,800 1,200 5,429,440 4,453
September 2014 5,351,600 -900 5,424,987 6,545
August 2014 5,352,500 10,200 5,418,442 8,882
July 2014 5,342,300 17,400 5,409,560 10,780
June 2014 5,324,900 -5,400 5,398,780 10,639
May 2014 5,330,300 9,600 5,388,141 8,146
April 2014 5,320,700 11,600 5,379,995 5,948