Ohio Job Growth
There were 5,289,200 jobs in Ohio in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,270,940 employed persons for the month. Ohio lost 14,800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 223,129 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.
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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 346,500 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,721,400 in April 2020, Ohio has gained 567,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,689,064 in February 2007. 418,124 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 640,026 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Ohio Employment History