Department of Numbers

Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 53,000 jobs in Lima, Ohio in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,890 employed persons for the month. Lima lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 296 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,000 -200 +100
CPS 45,890 +296 +556

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

Lima, Ohio Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Lima peaked in November 2000 at 59,500. Since then 6,500 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,200 in June 2010, Lima has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,749 for Lima in July 2005. 3,859 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a March 2014 low of 45,248, Lima has added 642 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 53,000 -200 45,890 296
October 2017 53,200 300 45,594 98
September 2017 52,900 -500 45,496 -65
August 2017 53,400 300 45,561 -344
July 2017 53,100 0 45,905 -84
June 2017 53,100 100 45,989 20
May 2017 53,000 100 45,969 -57
April 2017 52,900 100 46,026 197
March 2017 52,800 0 45,829 147
February 2017 52,800 -300 45,682 227
January 2017 53,100 400 45,455 202
December 2016 52,700 -200 45,253 -81