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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 54,500 jobs in Lima, Ohio in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,483 employed persons for the month. Lima added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 45 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,500 +100 +1,000
CPS 46,483 -45 +277

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 5,000 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,200 in June 2010, Lima has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,749 for Lima in July 2005. 3,266 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 45,263, Lima has added 1,220 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 54,500 100 46,483 -45
November 2016 54,400 300 46,528 -2
October 2016 54,100 -100 46,530 -412
September 2016 54,200 -500 46,942 -642
August 2016 54,700 -200 47,584 -238
July 2016 54,900 400 47,822 156
June 2016 54,500 200 47,666 251
May 2016 54,300 300 47,415 175
April 2016 54,000 200 47,240 62
March 2016 53,800 -100 47,178 120
February 2016 53,900 -400 47,058 248
January 2016 54,300 800 46,810 604