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.
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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
Akron, Ohio Employment History