Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,647,200 jobs in Ohio in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,504,797 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 10,900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 4,936 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,647,200 +10,900 +115,400
CPS 5,504,797 -4,936 +1,469

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 in October 2018 for Ohio is at a new high of 5,647,200.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,670,006 in February 2007. 165,209 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 285,121 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 5,647,200 10,900 5,504,797 -4,936
September 2018 5,636,300 1,700 5,509,733 -11,926
August 2018 5,634,600 22,800 5,521,659 -15,182
July 2018 5,611,800 3,300 5,536,841 -3,737
June 2018 5,608,500 11,700 5,540,578 2,915
May 2018 5,596,800 20,800 5,537,663 8,929
April 2018 5,576,000 -1,700 5,528,734 10,759
March 2018 5,577,700 9,300 5,517,975 13,753
February 2018 5,568,400 15,400 5,504,222 6,778
January 2018 5,553,000 18,700 5,497,444 -3,573
December 2017 5,534,300 1,800 5,501,017 -781
November 2017 5,532,500 700 5,501,798 -1,530