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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 53,300 jobs in Lima, Ohio in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,553 employed persons for the month. Lima added 200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 352 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,300 +200 +500
CPS 45,553 -352 +18

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 6,200 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,200 in June 2010, Lima has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,749 for Lima in July 2005. 4,196 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a March 2014 low of 45,248, Lima has added 305 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 53,300 200 45,553 -352
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
November 2016 52,900 100 45,334 -55
October 2016 52,800 100 45,389 -35
September 2016 52,700 -100 45,424 -111