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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 341,900 jobs in Akron, Ohio in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 347,136 employed persons for the month. Akron added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,711 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 341,900 +200 +2,300
CPS 347,136 +3,711 +5,821

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 1,500 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 314,700 in December 2009, Akron has gained 27,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,210 for Akron in January 2008. 23,074 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 330,474, Akron has added 16,662 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 341,900 200 347,136 3,711
January 2018 341,700 900 343,425 3,310
December 2017 340,800 -300 340,115 -616
November 2017 341,100 -100 340,731 684
October 2017 341,200 300 340,047 1,755
September 2017 340,900 -200 338,292 1,425
August 2017 341,100 300 336,867 -3,460
July 2017 340,800 -800 340,327 -847
June 2017 341,600 -900 341,174 -1,771
May 2017 342,500 1,000 342,945 587
April 2017 341,500 900 342,358 986
March 2017 340,600 1,000 341,372 57