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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 387,500 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 368,736 employed persons for the month. Dayton lost 0 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,100 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 387,500 0 +2,700
CPS 368,736 +1,100 +3,189

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 39,600 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 358,600 in December 2009, Dayton has gained 28,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,743 for Dayton in December 2000. 28,007 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 348,889, Dayton has added 19,847 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 387,500 0 368,736 1,100
February 2017 387,500 1,600 367,636 3,226
January 2017 385,900 1,200 364,410 1,217
December 2016 384,700 200 363,193 281
November 2016 384,500 200 362,912 -413
October 2016 384,300 -1,200 363,325 -1,078
September 2016 385,500 -100 364,403 -1,498
August 2016 385,600 -1,200 365,901 -711
July 2016 386,800 4,400 366,612 1,019
June 2016 382,400 -1,500 365,593 906
May 2016 383,900 -200 364,687 -148
April 2016 384,100 -700 364,835 -712