Akron, Ohio Job Growth
There were 340,700 jobs in Akron, Ohio in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 341,813 employed persons for the month. Akron added 2,000 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,208 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Akron, Ohio Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Akron 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 for Akron, Ohio
CES employment for Akron peaked in February 2008 at 343,400. Since then 2,700 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 314,700 in December 2009, Akron has gained 26,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,210 for Akron in January 2008. 28,397 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 330,870, Akron has added 10,943 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Akron, Ohio Employment History