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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,054,700 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 980,370 employed persons for the month. Cleveland lost 400 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,785 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,054,700 -400 +21,100
CPS 980,370 -1,785 +14,990

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 1,138,100. Since then 83,400 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 918,300 in April 2020, Cleveland has gained 136,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,066,827 for Cleveland in February 2001. 86,457 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 774,487, Cleveland has added 205,883 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 1,054,700 -400 980,370 -1,785
October 2022 1,055,100 -2,800 982,155 1,303
September 2022 1,057,900 -3,300 980,852 5,735
August 2022 1,061,200 2,300 975,117 6,709
July 2022 1,058,900 3,300 968,408 4,318
June 2022 1,055,600 700 964,090 3,097
May 2022 1,054,900 -600 960,993 1,183
April 2022 1,055,500 2,300 959,810 -2,871
March 2022 1,053,200 2,300 962,681 -1,789
February 2022 1,050,900 8,900 964,470 -1,937
January 2022 1,042,000 5,200 966,407 674
December 2021 1,036,800 3,200 965,733 353