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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,080,900 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in September 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 996,562 employed persons for the month. Cleveland added 1,800 jobs in September 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 778 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,080,900 +1,800 +10,800
CPS 996,562 -778 +13,185

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 57,200 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 985,800 in October 2009, Cleveland has gained 95,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,068,766 for Cleveland in February 2001. 72,204 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 959,822, Cleveland has added 36,740 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2019

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2019 1,080,900 1,800 996,562 -778
August 2019 1,079,100 4,600 997,340 1,053
July 2019 1,074,500 -1,400 996,287 483
June 2019 1,075,900 -3,300 995,804 1,288
May 2019 1,079,200 -3,000 994,516 2,369
April 2019 1,082,200 200 992,147 2,742
March 2019 1,082,000 2,700 989,405 3,310
February 2019 1,079,300 -500 986,095 2,073
January 2019 1,079,800 9,000 984,022 887
December 2018 1,070,800 -1,300 983,135 21
November 2018 1,072,100 2,800 983,114 -91
October 2018 1,069,300 -800 983,205 -172