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Cincinnati, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,071,000 jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,027,137 employed persons for the month. Cincinnati lost 500 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 42,217 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cincinnati job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,071,000 -500 +91,000
CPS 1,027,137 -42,217 +48,942

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 58,300 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati according to the employer survey. From a trough of 954,100 in April 2020, Cincinnati has gained 116,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,107,752 for Cincinnati in February 2020. 80,615 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 918,727, Cincinnati has added 108,410 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 1,071,000 -500 1,027,137 -42,217
April 2021 1,071,500 1,600 1,069,354 2,846
March 2021 1,069,900 3,300 1,066,508 1,346
February 2021 1,066,600 2,400 1,065,162 1,406
January 2021 1,064,200 2,300 1,063,756 1,622
December 2020 1,061,900 1,800 1,062,134 4,085
November 2020 1,060,100 -600 1,058,049 5,226
October 2020 1,060,700 3,400 1,052,823 6,177
September 2020 1,057,300 7,900 1,046,646 8,785
August 2020 1,049,400 8,999 1,037,861 12,719
July 2020 1,040,400 17,800 1,025,142 19,053
June 2020 1,022,600 42,600 1,006,089 27,894