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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 311,300 jobs in Akron, Ohio in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 323,871 employed persons for the month. Akron added 2,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,070 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 311,300 +2,200 -27,100
CPS 323,871 -6,070 -20,104

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Akron, Ohio Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Akron 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 for Akron, Ohio

CES employment for Akron peaked in February 2008 at 343,400. Since then 32,100 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 284,800 in April 2020, Akron has gained 26,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,181 for Akron in December 2007. 46,310 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 286,578, Akron has added 37,293 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 311,300 2,200 323,871 -6,070
October 2020 309,100 300 329,941 10,978
September 2020 308,800 800 318,963 -145
August 2020 308,000 2,500 319,108 4,728
July 2020 305,500 1,100 314,380 146
June 2020 304,400 13,200 314,234 14,214
May 2020 291,200 6,400 300,020 13,442
April 2020 284,800 -48,100 286,578 -48,996
March 2020 332,900 -4,000 335,574 -9,143
February 2020 336,900 -200 344,717 619
January 2020 337,100 -200 344,098 492
December 2019 337,300 -1,100 343,606 -369