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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 341,800 jobs in Akron, Ohio in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 345,744 employed persons for the month. Akron lost 700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 342 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 341,800 -700 +1,100
CPS 345,744 +342 +5,866

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 314,700 in December 2009, Akron has gained 27,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,181 for Akron in December 2007. 24,437 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 330,849, Akron has added 14,895 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 341,800 -700 345,744 342
June 2019 342,500 1,600 345,402 363
May 2019 340,900 400 345,039 -258
April 2019 340,500 -1,100 345,297 882
March 2019 341,600 400 344,415 1,700
February 2019 341,200 -700 342,715 1,378
January 2019 341,900 200 341,337 1,271
December 2018 341,700 2,000 340,066 53
November 2018 339,700 -200 340,013 145
October 2018 339,900 500 339,868 148
September 2018 339,400 -2,100 339,720 54
August 2018 341,500 800 339,666 -212