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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 282,000 jobs in Akron, Ohio in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 285,311 employed persons for the month. Akron lost 50,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 50,263 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 282,000 -50,900 -59,000
CPS 285,311 -50,263 -59,135

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 61,400 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,181 for Akron in December 2007. 84,870 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 282,000 -50,900 285,311 -50,263
March 2020 332,900 -4,000 335,574 -9,143
February 2020 336,900 -200 344,717 619
January 2020 337,100 -200 344,098 492
December 2019 337,300 -1,100 343,606 -369
November 2019 338,400 0 343,975 -270
October 2019 338,400 -1,700 344,245 -208
September 2019 340,100 -1,500 344,453 -64
August 2019 341,600 -200 344,517 60
July 2019 341,800 1,100 344,457 73
June 2019 340,700 1,800 344,384 9
May 2019 338,900 -2,100 344,375 -71