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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 389,300 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 366,934 employed persons for the month. Dayton lost 100 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,165 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 389,300 -100 +3,700
CPS 366,934 -2,165 +1,033

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 37,800 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 358,600 in December 2009, Dayton has gained 30,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,743 for Dayton in December 2000. 29,809 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 348,889, Dayton has added 18,045 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 389,300 -100 366,934 -2,165
July 2017 389,400 2,900 369,099 3,051
June 2017 386,500 500 366,048 -1,355
May 2017 386,000 -1,400 367,403 -2,099
April 2017 387,400 -700 369,502 307
March 2017 388,100 600 369,195 1,559
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