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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 345,000 jobs in Akron, Ohio in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 341,590 employed persons for the month. Akron added 1,200 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 637 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 345,000 +1,200 +2,600
CPS 341,590 -637 -1,677

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 March 2016 at 345,200. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 341,800 in August 2016, Akron has gained 3,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,210 for Akron in January 2008. 28,620 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 330,870, Akron has added 10,720 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 345,000 1,200 341,590 -637
October 2016 343,800 -600 342,227 -1,538
September 2016 344,400 2,600 343,765 -2,966
August 2016 341,800 -1,200 346,731 -2,821
July 2016 343,000 100 349,552 274
June 2016 342,900 -1,700 349,278 -279
May 2016 344,600 800 349,557 2,165
April 2016 343,800 -1,400 347,392 727
March 2016 345,200 300 346,665 550
February 2016 344,900 100 346,115 932
January 2016 344,800 1,700 345,183 1,336
December 2015 343,100 700 343,847 580