Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,517,200 jobs in Ohio in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,426,672 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 10,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 8,132 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,517,200 +10,300 +41,800
CPS 5,426,672 -8,132 +6,034

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 119,000 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,800 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 514,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,653,250 in January 2007. 226,578 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 209,351 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 5,517,200 10,300 5,426,672 -8,132
November 2016 5,506,900 9,600 5,434,804 -13,763
October 2016 5,497,300 -2,100 5,448,567 -23,913
September 2016 5,499,400 -1,600 5,472,480 -18,285
August 2016 5,501,000 -4,400 5,490,765 -17,738
July 2016 5,505,400 10,500 5,508,503 -11,511
June 2016 5,494,900 10,300 5,520,014 -6,508
May 2016 5,484,600 7,000 5,526,522 11,853
April 2016 5,477,600 -13,800 5,514,669 19,307
March 2016 5,491,400 15,900 5,495,362 26,597
February 2016 5,475,500 10,200 5,468,765 28,165
January 2016 5,465,300 -10,100 5,440,600 19,962