Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,542,200 jobs in Ohio in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,504,122 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 2,500 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,229 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,542,200 +2,500 +38,500
CPS 5,504,122 +12,229 +101,799

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 5,636,500. Since then 94,300 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,800 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 539,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,653,250 in January 2007. 149,128 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 286,801 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 5,542,200 2,500 5,504,122 12,229
November 2017 5,539,700 -5,700 5,491,893 26,610
October 2017 5,545,400 -1,200 5,465,283 12,768
September 2017 5,546,600 100 5,452,515 12,000
August 2017 5,546,500 6,500 5,440,515 -27,353
July 2017 5,540,000 3,500 5,467,868 -24,345
June 2017 5,536,500 19,200 5,492,213 -10,538
May 2017 5,517,300 8,200 5,502,751 3,700
April 2017 5,509,100 -9,400 5,499,051 25,332
March 2017 5,518,500 -4,300 5,473,719 28,458
February 2017 5,522,800 16,000 5,445,261 28,040
January 2017 5,506,800 3,100 5,417,221 14,898