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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 340,700 jobs in Akron, Ohio in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 343,207 employed persons for the month. Akron added 600 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 849 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 340,700 +600 -400
CPS 343,207 +849 +1,765

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. 27,003 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 330,474, Akron has added 12,733 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 340,700 600 343,207 849
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
November 2016 341,900 900 339,076 -720
October 2016 341,000 -500 339,796 -22
September 2016 341,500 700 339,818 -126
August 2016 340,800 400 339,944 -410
July 2016 340,400 2,000 340,354 -481
June 2016 338,400 -2,700 340,835 -607