Department of Numbers

Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,068,800 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,004,639 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 1,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,855 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,068,800 +1,300 +18,600
CPS 1,004,639 +2,855 +4,603

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

Columbus, Ohio Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Columbus in December 2016 is at a new high of 1,068,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,021,851 for Columbus in July 2016. 17,212 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 1,000,097, Columbus has added 4,542 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,068,800 1,300 1,004,639 2,855
November 2016 1,067,500 3,000 1,001,784 1,687
October 2016 1,064,500 -2,300 1,000,097 -8,310
September 2016 1,066,800 3,900 1,008,407 -8,082
August 2016 1,062,900 1,600 1,016,489 -5,362
July 2016 1,061,300 8,900 1,021,851 3,013
June 2016 1,052,400 -3,200 1,018,838 650
May 2016 1,055,600 -1,400 1,018,188 5,276
April 2016 1,057,000 -1,700 1,012,912 1,908
March 2016 1,058,700 2,400 1,011,004 4,392
February 2016 1,056,300 4,100 1,006,612 4,132
January 2016 1,052,200 2,000 1,002,480 2,444