Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,506,300 jobs in Ohio in July 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,508,409 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 11,400 jobs in July 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 11,605 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,506,300 +11,400 +78,800
CPS 5,508,409 -11,605 +85,691

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 129,900 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,800 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 503,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,653,250 in January 2007. 144,841 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 291,088 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2016

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2016 5,506,300 11,400 5,508,409 -11,605
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
December 2015 5,475,400 18,800 5,420,638 -364
November 2015 5,456,600 10,500 5,421,002 -453
October 2015 5,446,100 21,600 5,421,455 -685
September 2015 5,424,500 -600 5,422,140 -688
August 2015 5,425,100 -2,400 5,422,828 110