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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 52,800 jobs in Lima, Ohio in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,823 employed persons for the month. Lima lost 0 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 141 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,800 0 +100
CPS 45,823 +141 +78

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 6,700 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,200 in June 2010, Lima has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,749 for Lima in July 2005. 3,926 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a March 2014 low of 45,248, Lima has added 575 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 52,800 0 45,823 141
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
August 2016 52,800 -300 45,535 -132
July 2016 53,100 400 45,667 -20
June 2016 52,700 0 45,687 15
May 2016 52,700 -200 45,672 -26
April 2016 52,900 200 45,698 -47