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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,067,500 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 970,950 employed persons for the month. Cleveland added 7,400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,714 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,067,500 +7,400 +12,500
CPS 970,950 -1,714 -3,364

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Cleveland, Ohio Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cleveland 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 Cleveland, Ohio

CES employment for Cleveland peaked in May 2000 at 1,138,200. Since then 70,700 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 986,500 in March 2010, Cleveland has gained 81,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,068,877 for Cleveland in February 2001. 97,927 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 959,677, Cleveland has added 11,273 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,067,500 7,400 970,950 -1,714
November 2016 1,060,100 -800 972,664 -1,594
October 2016 1,060,900 -1,400 974,258 -3,665
September 2016 1,062,300 400 977,923 -2,734
August 2016 1,061,900 -3,000 980,657 -4,247
July 2016 1,064,900 4,800 984,904 -88
June 2016 1,060,100 2,900 984,992 -17
May 2016 1,057,200 2,500 985,009 1,299
April 2016 1,054,700 5,000 983,710 2,816
March 2016 1,049,700 3,000 980,894 2,473
February 2016 1,046,700 -5,200 978,421 2,814
January 2016 1,051,900 -3,100 975,607 1,293