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Akron, Ohio Job Growth

There were 323,200 jobs in Akron, Ohio in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 321,420 employed persons for the month. Akron added 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 782 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Akron job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 323,200 +500 +8,100
CPS 321,420 +782 -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 May 2017 at 344,800. Since then 21,600 jobs have been lost in Akron according to the employer survey. From a trough of 287,800 in April 2020, Akron has gained 35,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 373,249 for Akron in February 2008. 51,829 jobs have been lost in Akron since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 289,682, Akron has added 31,738 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Akron, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 323,200 500 321,420 782
June 2021 322,700 500 320,638 -2
May 2021 322,200 100 320,640 -16,423
April 2021 322,100 100 337,063 -2,545
March 2021 322,000 1,000 339,608 -1,454
February 2021 321,000 100 341,062 -2,334
January 2021 320,900 1,300 343,396 9,436
December 2020 319,600 700 333,960 1,319
November 2020 318,900 1,300 332,641 1,729
October 2020 317,600 -2,200 330,912 1,923
September 2020 319,800 1,800 328,989 2,669
August 2020 318,000 2,900 326,320 3,796