Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,585,600 jobs in Ohio in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,579,791 employed persons for the month. Ohio lost 6,300 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,929 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,585,600 -6,300 -12,500
CPS 5,579,791 +4,929 +24,115

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 50,100 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,007,100 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 578,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,670,006 in February 2007. 90,215 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 360,115 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 5,585,600 -6,300 5,579,791 4,929
December 2019 5,591,900 8,500 5,574,862 -764
November 2019 5,583,400 7,500 5,575,626 -695
October 2019 5,575,900 -16,000 5,576,321 2,290
September 2019 5,591,900 -4,000 5,574,031 4,848
August 2019 5,595,900 -300 5,569,183 6,094
July 2019 5,596,200 8,400 5,563,089 6,377
June 2019 5,587,800 -900 5,556,712 3,978
May 2019 5,588,700 -3,400 5,552,734 1,383
April 2019 5,592,100 1,900 5,551,351 -1,341
March 2019 5,590,200 -1,300 5,552,692 -2,476
February 2019 5,591,500 -6,600 5,555,168 -508