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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,086,100 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 984,444 employed persons for the month. Cleveland added 3,400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,310 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,086,100 +3,400 +26,100
CPS 984,444 +2,310 +11,832

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

Cleveland, Ohio Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Cleveland peaked in May 2000 at 1,138,200. Since then 52,100 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 985,900 in October 2009, Cleveland has gained 100,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,068,766 for Cleveland in February 2001. 84,322 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 959,822, Cleveland has added 24,622 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,086,100 3,400 984,444 2,310
September 2018 1,082,700 -700 982,134 1,239
August 2018 1,083,400 5,100 980,895 917
July 2018 1,078,300 4,200 979,978 1,367
June 2018 1,074,100 1,900 978,611 1,194
May 2018 1,072,200 6,300 977,417 1,100
April 2018 1,065,900 -2,500 976,317 1,836
March 2018 1,068,400 6,700 974,481 2,056
February 2018 1,061,700 4,000 972,425 807
January 2018 1,057,700 600 971,618 -733
December 2017 1,057,100 -200 972,351 9
November 2017 1,057,300 -2,700 972,342 -270