Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,484,000 jobs in Ohio in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,571,345 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 7,000 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 632 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,484,000 +7,000 +83,100
CPS 5,571,345 +632 +112,127

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 151,700 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,732,200 in April 2020, Ohio has gained 751,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,689,064 in February 2007. 117,719 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 944,570 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 5,484,000 7,000 5,571,345 632
June 2022 5,477,000 300 5,570,713 5,023
May 2022 5,476,700 2,000 5,565,690 25,140
April 2022 5,474,700 10,300 5,540,550 13,965
March 2022 5,464,400 15,000 5,526,585 18,764
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