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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.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 340,700 +2,000 +1,000
CPS 341,813 +2,208 -4,302

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 340,700 2,000 341,813 2,208
January 2017 338,700 -2,600 339,605 -1,336
December 2016 341,300 -600 340,941 -1,029
November 2016 341,900 900 341,970 -257
October 2016 341,000 -500 342,227 -1,538
September 2016 341,500 700 343,765 -2,966
August 2016 340,800 400 346,731 -2,821
July 2016 340,400 2,000 349,552 274
June 2016 338,400 -2,700 349,278 -279
May 2016 341,100 700 349,557 2,165
April 2016 340,400 1,700 347,392 727
March 2016 338,700 -1,000 346,665 550