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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 951,200 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 883,297 employed persons for the month. Cleveland added 5,100 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 25,168 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 951,200 +5,100 -130,200
CPS 883,297 -25,168 -116,657

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 186,900 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 895,800 in April 2020, Cleveland has gained 55,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,068,766 for Cleveland in February 2001. 185,469 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 792,900, Cleveland has added 90,397 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 951,200 5,100 883,297 -25,168
June 2020 946,100 37,900 908,465 38,837
May 2020 908,200 12,400 869,628 76,728
April 2020 895,800 -168,400 792,900 -146,317
March 2020 1,064,200 -15,000 939,217 -60,009
February 2020 1,079,200 -2,500 999,226 -1,496
January 2020 1,081,700 600 1,000,722 -638
December 2019 1,081,100 200 1,001,360 -85
November 2019 1,080,900 6,800 1,001,445 -105
October 2019 1,074,100 -7,600 1,001,550 270
September 2019 1,081,700 500 1,001,280 622
August 2019 1,081,200 -200 1,000,658 704