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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 388,400 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 365,407 employed persons for the month. Dayton added 2,700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,151 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 388,400 +2,700 +5,200
CPS 365,407 +1,151 -337

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

Dayton, Ohio Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Dayton peaked in May 2000 at 427,100. Since then 38,700 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 358,600 in December 2009, Dayton has gained 29,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,743 for Dayton in December 2000. 31,336 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 348,889, Dayton has added 16,518 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 388,400 2,700 365,407 1,151
November 2016 385,700 -200 364,256 -306
October 2016 385,900 -2,200 364,562 -3,137
September 2016 388,100 900 367,699 -4,052
August 2016 387,200 -1,300 371,751 -1,015
July 2016 388,500 3,100 372,766 3,356
June 2016 385,400 2,700 369,410 104
May 2016 382,700 -1,700 369,306 -319
April 2016 384,400 -1,000 369,625 367
March 2016 385,400 -900 369,258 1,403
February 2016 386,300 2,900 367,855 2,096
January 2016 383,400 200 365,759 15