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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,002,700 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 954,919 employed persons for the month. Cleveland lost 7,600 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,113 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,002,700 -7,600 +58,500
CPS 954,919 +2,113 +110,972

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 135,400 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 916,500 in April 2020, Cleveland has gained 86,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,066,827 for Cleveland in February 2001. 111,908 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 779,363, Cleveland has added 175,556 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 1,002,700 -7,600 954,919 2,113
April 2021 1,010,300 1,600 952,806 4,985
March 2021 1,008,700 2,300 947,821 3,802
February 2021 1,006,400 -1,400 944,019 974
January 2021 1,007,800 3,400 943,045 10,689
December 2020 1,004,400 -2,500 932,356 6,117
November 2020 1,006,900 4,600 926,239 7,246
October 2020 1,002,300 1,600 918,993 96,856
September 2020 1,000,700 10,700 822,137 -77,577
August 2020 990,000 7,200 899,714 14,122
July 2020 982,800 6,400 885,592 18,441
June 2020 976,400 32,200 867,151 23,204