Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,594,200 jobs in Ohio in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,522,445 employed persons for the month. Ohio lost 8,200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,142 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,594,200 -8,200 +36,100
CPS 5,522,445 +18,142 +28,721

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 41,500 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,800 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 591,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,670,006 in February 2007. 147,561 jobs have been lost in Ohio since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 5,219,676, Ohio has added 302,769 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 5,594,200 -8,200 5,522,445 18,142
January 2019 5,602,400 19,100 5,504,303 13,917
December 2018 5,583,300 5,900 5,490,386 351
November 2018 5,577,400 4,900 5,490,035 358
October 2018 5,572,500 4,400 5,489,677 555
September 2018 5,568,100 1,200 5,489,122 244
August 2018 5,566,900 -900 5,488,878 -1,202
July 2018 5,567,800 5,700 5,490,080 -1,478
June 2018 5,562,100 11,400 5,491,558 -1,786
May 2018 5,550,700 -1,600 5,493,344 -1,160
April 2018 5,552,300 -7,400 5,494,504 155
March 2018 5,559,700 1,600 5,494,349 625