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Cincinnati, Ohio Job Growth

There were 977,700 jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 972,073 employed persons for the month. Cincinnati added 28,200 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 52,124 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cincinnati job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 977,700 +28,200 -134,900
CPS 972,073 +52,124 -108,384

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 1,125,600. Since then 147,900 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati according to the employer survey. From a trough of 949,500 in April 2020, Cincinnati has gained 28,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,095,382 for Cincinnati in February 2020. 123,309 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 919,949, Cincinnati has added 52,124 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Cincinnati, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 977,700 28,200 972,073 52,124
April 2020 949,500 -156,400 919,949 -145,741
March 2020 1,105,900 -16,300 1,065,690 -29,692
February 2020 1,122,200 -3,400 1,095,382 2,825
January 2020 1,125,600 3,100 1,092,557 2
December 2019 1,122,500 5,800 1,092,555 1,140
November 2019 1,116,700 4,500 1,091,415 1,706
October 2019 1,112,200 -5,200 1,089,709 1,970
September 2019 1,117,400 900 1,087,739 2,348
August 2019 1,116,500 800 1,085,391 2,399
July 2019 1,115,700 1,200 1,082,992 1,779
June 2019 1,114,500 1,900 1,081,213 756