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Cincinnati, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,066,400 jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,064,260 employed persons for the month. Cincinnati added 2,200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 90 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cincinnati job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,066,400 +2,200 -62,500
CPS 1,064,260 +90 -31,122

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Cincinnati, Ohio Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati, Ohio

CES employment for Cincinnati peaked in January 2020 at 1,129,300. Since then 62,900 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati according to the employer survey. From a trough of 954,100 in April 2020, Cincinnati has gained 112,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,095,382 for Cincinnati in February 2020. 31,122 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 919,949, Cincinnati has added 144,311 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,066,400 2,200 1,064,260 90
January 2021 1,064,200 2,300 1,064,170 -8,872
December 2020 1,061,900 1,800 1,073,042 -671
November 2020 1,060,100 -600 1,073,713 1,192
October 2020 1,060,700 3,400 1,072,521 32,658
September 2020 1,057,300 7,900 1,039,863 1,347
August 2020 1,049,400 8,999 1,038,516 25,651
July 2020 1,040,400 17,800 1,012,865 -7,433
June 2020 1,022,600 42,600 1,020,298 46,270
May 2020 980,000 25,900 974,028 54,079
April 2020 954,100 -164,000 919,949 -145,741
March 2020 1,118,100 -10,800 1,065,690 -29,692