Akron, Ohio Job Growth
There were 321,400 jobs in Akron, Ohio in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 337,388 employed persons for the month. Akron added 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 41 (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 May 2017 at 344,800. Since then 23,400 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 287,800 in April 2020, Akron has gained 33,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 370,181 for Akron in December 2007. 32,793 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 286,578, Akron has added 50,810 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Akron, Ohio Employment History