Department of Numbers

Ohio Job Growth

There were 5,579,200 jobs in Ohio in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,518,157 employed persons for the month. Ohio added 10,800 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 13,935 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Ohio job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 5,579,200 +10,800 +54,400
CPS 5,518,157 +13,935 +39,301

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 5,636,600. Since then 57,400 jobs have been lost in Ohio according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,002,600 in February 2010, Ohio has gained 576,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Ohio reached a maximum of 5,670,006 in February 2007. 151,849 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 298,481 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 5,579,200 10,800 5,518,157 13,935
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
October 2017 5,531,800 -2,500 5,503,328 -371
September 2017 5,534,300 -1,200 5,503,699 1,553
August 2017 5,535,500 1,600 5,502,146 2,474
July 2017 5,533,900 1,500 5,499,672 4,220
June 2017 5,532,400 10,000 5,495,452 4,996
May 2017 5,522,400 2,600 5,490,456 5,650
April 2017 5,519,800 -5,000 5,484,806 5,950