Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,345,900 jobs in Ohio in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,333,203 employed persons for the month. Ohio lost 2,400 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 29,040 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,345,900 -2,400 +113,500
CPS 5,333,203 +29,040 +52,877

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 289,800 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,721,400 in April 2020, Ohio has gained 624,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,689,064 in February 2007. 355,861 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 702,289 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 5,345,900 -2,400 5,333,203 29,040
July 2021 5,348,300 26,600 5,304,163 16,389
June 2021 5,321,700 32,200 5,287,774 15,300
May 2021 5,289,500 -14,500 5,272,474 -221,595
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