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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 345,700 jobs in Akron, Ohio in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 344,898 employed persons for the month. Akron lost 600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,328 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 345,700 -600 +4,500
CPS 344,898 +1,328 +688

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 August 2018 at 346,400. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,210 for Akron in January 2008. 25,312 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 330,049, Akron has added 14,849 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 345,700 -600 344,898 1,328
September 2018 346,300 -100 343,570 178
August 2018 346,400 700 343,392 -3,652
July 2018 345,700 800 347,044 -736
June 2018 344,900 3,300 347,780 25
May 2018 341,600 -1,500 347,755 -1,224
April 2018 343,100 -1,300 348,979 -1,858
March 2018 344,400 2,100 350,837 3,341
February 2018 342,300 600 347,496 3,116
January 2018 341,700 900 344,380 329
December 2017 340,800 -300 344,051 87
November 2017 341,100 -100 343,964 -246