Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,247,100 jobs in Ohio in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,347,924 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 29,400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 132,276 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,247,100 +29,400 -336,300
CPS 5,347,924 -132,276 -227,702

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 388,600 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,704,000 in April 2020, Ohio has gained 543,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,670,006 in February 2007. 322,082 jobs have been lost in Ohio since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 4,672,850, Ohio has added 675,074 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 5,247,100 29,400 5,347,924 -132,276
October 2020 5,217,700 26,200 5,480,200 289,500
September 2020 5,191,500 44,800 5,190,700 -62,862
August 2020 5,146,700 45,000 5,253,562 99,866
July 2020 5,101,700 63,300 5,153,696 -12,125
June 2020 5,038,400 213,200 5,165,821 207,168
May 2020 4,825,200 121,200 4,958,653 285,803
April 2020 4,704,000 -835,100 4,672,850 -768,917
March 2020 5,539,100 -60,000 5,441,767 -146,518
February 2020 5,599,100 2,300 5,588,285 7,933
January 2020 5,596,800 4,900 5,580,352 5,490
December 2019 5,591,900 8,500 5,574,862 -764