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Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,083,700 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,027,084 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 3,400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,674 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,083,700 +3,400 +25,500
CPS 1,027,084 +5,674 +23,494

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 1,083,700.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Columbus is at a new high of 1,027,084.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,083,700 3,400 1,027,084 5,674
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
August 2016 1,067,300 -200 1,012,494 -29
July 2016 1,067,500 5,800 1,012,523 3,092
June 2016 1,061,700 2,300 1,009,431 4,468
May 2016 1,059,400 2,200 1,004,963 2,331
April 2016 1,057,200 -1,000 1,002,632 -958