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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 321,400 jobs in Akron, Ohio in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 337,388 employed persons for the month. Akron added 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 41 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 321,400 +500 -19,600
CPS 337,388 -41 -7,329

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 May 2017 at 344,800. Since then 23,400 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 287,800 in April 2020, Akron has gained 33,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,181 for Akron in December 2007. 32,793 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 286,578, Akron has added 50,810 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 321,400 500 337,388 -41
January 2021 320,900 1,300 337,429 7,449
December 2020 319,600 700 329,980 -366
November 2020 318,900 1,300 330,346 405
October 2020 317,600 -2,200 329,941 10,978
September 2020 319,800 1,800 318,963 -145
August 2020 318,000 2,900 319,108 4,728
July 2020 315,100 4,000 314,380 146
June 2020 311,100 10,900 314,234 14,214
May 2020 300,200 12,400 300,020 13,442
April 2020 287,800 -50,900 286,578 -48,996
March 2020 338,700 -2,300 335,574 -9,143