Department of Numbers

Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,092,400 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,023,796 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 7,600 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,846 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,092,400 +7,600 +25,100
CPS 1,023,796 -4,846 +11,302

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 August 2017 is at a new high of 1,092,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,028,643 for Columbus in April 2017. 4,847 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 1,092,400 7,600 1,023,796 -4,846
July 2017 1,084,800 6,300 1,028,642 2,604
June 2017 1,078,500 4,000 1,026,038 1,948
May 2017 1,074,500 -6,700 1,024,090 -4,553
April 2017 1,081,200 -2,800 1,028,643 1,458
March 2017 1,084,000 3,700 1,027,185 5,775
February 2017 1,080,300 6,200 1,021,410 7,931
January 2017 1,074,100 -1,700 1,013,479 2,196
December 2016 1,075,800 -600 1,011,283 541
November 2016 1,076,400 2,200 1,010,742 653
October 2016 1,074,200 6,600 1,010,089 -639
September 2016 1,067,600 300 1,010,728 -1,766