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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 323,400 jobs in Akron, Ohio in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 333,675 employed persons for the month. Akron lost 800 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,036 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 323,400 -800 +6,200
CPS 333,675 -1,036 +1,476

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 20,000 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 288,500 in April 2020, Akron has gained 34,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 373,249 for Akron in February 2008. 39,574 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 290,114, Akron has added 43,561 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 323,400 -800 333,675 -1,036
August 2022 324,200 500 334,711 -1,112
July 2022 323,700 800 335,823 -654
June 2022 322,900 1,000 336,477 -724
May 2022 321,900 1,400 337,201 583
April 2022 320,500 900 336,618 277
March 2022 319,600 200 336,341 1,005
February 2022 319,400 -2,300 335,336 1,148
January 2022 321,700 900 334,188 1,387
December 2021 320,800 600 332,801 68
November 2021 320,200 400 332,733 192
October 2021 319,800 2,600 332,541 342