Department of Numbers

Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,085,300 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,028,882 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 6,200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,098 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,085,300 -6,200 +8,900
CPS 1,028,882 -1,098 +18,140

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 peaked in September 2017 at 1,094,200. Since then 8,900 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,033,182 for Columbus in September 2017. 4,300 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,085,300 -6,200 1,028,882 -1,098
October 2017 1,091,500 -2,700 1,029,980 -3,202
September 2017 1,094,200 1,900 1,033,182 9,490
August 2017 1,092,300 7,500 1,023,692 -4,950
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