Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,289,200 jobs in Ohio in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,270,940 employed persons for the month. Ohio lost 14,800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 223,129 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,289,200 -14,800 +395,700
CPS 5,270,940 -223,129 +305,713

Ohio Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Ohio 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 in Ohio

CES employment peaked in May 2000 for Ohio at 5,635,700. Since then 346,500 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,721,400 in April 2020, Ohio has gained 567,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,689,064 in February 2007. 418,124 jobs have been lost in Ohio since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 4,630,914, Ohio has added 640,026 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 5,289,200 -14,800 5,270,940 -223,129
April 2021 5,304,000 -8,000 5,494,069 14,731
March 2021 5,312,000 9,800 5,479,338 12,265
February 2021 5,302,200 -2,100 5,467,073 4,561
January 2021 5,304,300 26,500 5,462,512 19,909
December 2020 5,277,800 -14,500 5,442,603 29,376
November 2020 5,292,300 15,000 5,413,227 33,070
October 2020 5,277,300 10,100 5,380,157 129,756
September 2020 5,267,200 34,800 5,250,401 -29,925
August 2020 5,232,400 39,200 5,280,326 81,240
July 2020 5,193,200 62,400 5,199,086 105,853
June 2020 5,130,800 237,300 5,093,233 128,006