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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,059,300 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 972,404 employed persons for the month. Cleveland added 1,600 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 786 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,059,300 +1,600 +1,900
CPS 972,404 +786 +773

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 78,900 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 985,900 in October 2009, Cleveland has gained 73,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,068,766 for Cleveland in February 2001. 96,362 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 959,822, Cleveland has added 12,582 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,059,300 1,600 972,404 786
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
October 2017 1,060,000 -900 972,612 -647
September 2017 1,060,900 1,000 973,259 -660
August 2017 1,059,900 0 973,919 -600
July 2017 1,059,900 -1,000 974,519 -65
June 2017 1,060,900 3,000 974,584 489
May 2017 1,057,900 200 974,095 866
April 2017 1,057,700 300 973,229 910
March 2017 1,057,400 0 972,319 688