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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 337,800 jobs in Akron, Ohio in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 340,624 employed persons for the month. Akron lost 1,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 577 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 337,800 -1,500 -4,100
CPS 340,624 +577 +1,548

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 5,600 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 314,700 in December 2009, Akron has gained 23,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,210 for Akron in January 2008. 29,586 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 330,474, Akron has added 10,150 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 337,800 -1,500 340,624 577
October 2017 339,300 1,200 340,047 1,755
September 2017 338,100 -100 338,292 1,425
August 2017 338,200 -400 336,867 -3,460
July 2017 338,600 1,300 340,327 -847
June 2017 337,300 -3,100 341,174 -1,771
May 2017 340,400 300 342,945 587
April 2017 340,100 700 342,358 986
March 2017 339,400 -700 341,372 57
February 2017 340,100 1,400 341,315 2,358
January 2017 338,700 -2,600 338,957 837
December 2016 341,300 -600 338,120 -956