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Cincinnati, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,098,000 jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,096,166 employed persons for the month. Cincinnati lost 3,700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 166 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cincinnati job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,098,000 -3,700 +14,000
CPS 1,096,166 +166 +30,603

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 February 2020 at 1,130,300. Since then 32,300 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati according to the employer survey. From a trough of 958,500 in April 2020, Cincinnati has gained 139,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,112,572 for Cincinnati in February 2020. 16,406 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 921,951, Cincinnati has added 174,215 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Cincinnati, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,098,000 -3,700 1,096,166 166
March 2022 1,101,700 -300 1,096,000 3,078
February 2022 1,102,000 800 1,092,922 3,486
January 2022 1,101,200 5,100 1,089,436 4,307
December 2021 1,096,100 -300 1,085,129 -334
November 2021 1,096,400 3,300 1,085,463 286
October 2021 1,093,100 -2,100 1,085,177 2,515
September 2021 1,095,200 -1,900 1,082,662 3,819
August 2021 1,097,100 5,800 1,078,843 4,450
July 2021 1,091,300 5,200 1,074,393 4,102
June 2021 1,086,100 -500 1,070,291 2,833
May 2021 1,086,600 2,600 1,067,458 1,895