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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,058,600 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 963,670 employed persons for the month. Cleveland lost 1,900 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 468 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,058,600 -1,900 +4,100
CPS 963,670 +468 -13,110

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 79,600 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 986,500 in March 2010, Cleveland has gained 72,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,068,877 for Cleveland in February 2001. 105,207 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 959,677, Cleveland has added 3,993 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,058,600 -1,900 963,670 468
February 2017 1,060,500 5,000 963,202 -2,627
January 2017 1,055,500 -3,200 965,829 -3,184
December 2016 1,058,700 4,100 969,013 -1,074
November 2016 1,054,600 -700 970,087 -1,183
October 2016 1,055,300 -2,500 971,270 -1,174
September 2016 1,057,800 600 972,444 -959
August 2016 1,057,200 -1,600 973,403 -780
July 2016 1,058,800 6,900 974,183 -767
June 2016 1,051,900 -2,100 974,950 -772
May 2016 1,054,000 -400 975,722 -671
April 2016 1,054,400 -100 976,393 -387