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Cincinnati, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,109,400 jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,061,366 employed persons for the month. Cincinnati lost 12,800 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 34,016 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cincinnati job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,109,400 -12,800 -5,600
CPS 1,061,366 -34,016 -20,734

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 16,200 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,095,382 for Cincinnati in February 2020. 34,016 jobs have been lost in Cincinnati since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2020

Cincinnati, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2020 1,109,400 -12,800 1,061,366 -34,016
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
May 2019 1,112,600 -1,200 1,080,457 -376
April 2019 1,113,800 -1,200 1,080,833 -1,267