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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 341,000 jobs in Akron, Ohio in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 346,392 employed persons for the month. Akron lost 900 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 668 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 341,000 -900 +400
CPS 346,392 +668 -1,104

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 314,700 in December 2009, Akron has gained 26,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,210 for Akron in January 2008. 23,818 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 330,049, Akron has added 16,343 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 341,000 -900 346,392 668
January 2019 341,900 200 345,724 437
December 2018 341,700 2,000 345,287 199
November 2018 339,700 -200 345,088 -58
October 2018 339,900 500 345,146 1,576
September 2018 339,400 -2,100 343,570 178
August 2018 341,500 800 343,392 -3,652
July 2018 340,700 800 347,044 -736
June 2018 339,900 3,900 347,780 25
May 2018 336,000 -3,100 347,755 -1,224
April 2018 339,100 -2,500 348,979 -1,858
March 2018 341,600 1,000 350,837 3,341