Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,467,700 jobs in Ohio in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,526,597 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 18,300 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,776 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,467,700 +18,300 +113,400
CPS 5,526,597 +18,776 +131,240

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 168,000 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,732,200 in April 2020, Ohio has gained 735,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,689,064 in February 2007. 162,467 jobs have been lost in Ohio since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 4,626,775, Ohio has added 899,822 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 5,467,700 18,300 5,526,597 18,776
February 2022 5,449,400 16,700 5,507,821 10,065
January 2022 5,432,700 29,700 5,497,756 12,318
December 2021 5,403,000 9,200 5,485,438 2,845
November 2021 5,393,800 11,700 5,482,593 4,184
October 2021 5,382,100 -5,100 5,478,409 6,690
September 2021 5,387,200 -19,900 5,471,719 5,774
August 2021 5,407,100 6,200 5,465,945 6,727
July 2021 5,400,900 31,200 5,459,218 10,227
June 2021 5,369,700 11,600 5,448,991 14,776
May 2021 5,358,100 1,600 5,434,215 19,738
April 2021 5,356,500 2,200 5,414,477 19,120