Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,330,400 jobs in Ohio in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,459,496 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 5,100 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,124 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,330,400 +5,100 +61,500
CPS 5,459,496 +6,124 +112,038

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 305,800 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,998,900 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 331,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,645,928 in December 2006. 186,432 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 220,038 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 5,330,400 5,100 5,459,496 6,124
November 2014 5,325,300 14,000 5,453,372 20,772
October 2014 5,311,300 5,000 5,432,600 23,656
September 2014 5,306,300 8,900 5,408,944 17,075
August 2014 5,297,400 4,700 5,391,869 -688
July 2014 5,292,700 -8,600 5,392,557 -12,882
June 2014 5,301,300 8,600 5,405,439 -4,052
May 2014 5,292,700 -2,700 5,409,491 -4,124
April 2014 5,295,400 10,400 5,413,615 12,586
March 2014 5,285,000 2,700 5,401,029 12,224
February 2014 5,282,300 -2,300 5,388,805 21,050
January 2014 5,284,600 15,700 5,367,755 20,297