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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 320,000 jobs in Akron, Ohio in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 336,612 employed persons for the month. Akron added 400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 271 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 320,000 +400 -700
CPS 336,612 +271 +6,199

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 23,400 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 288,500 in April 2020, Akron has gained 31,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 373,249 for Akron in February 2008. 36,637 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 290,114, Akron has added 46,498 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 320,000 400 336,612 271
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
September 2021 317,200 -5,600 332,199 340
August 2021 322,800 200 331,859 314
July 2021 322,600 100 331,545 305
June 2021 322,500 800 331,240 342
May 2021 321,700 1,000 330,898 485