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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 899,600 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 790,287 employed persons for the month. Cleveland lost 164,600 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 148,930 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 899,600 -164,600 -180,100
CPS 790,287 -148,930 -209,143

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 238,500 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,068,766 for Cleveland in February 2001. 278,479 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 899,600 -164,600 790,287 -148,930
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
July 2019 1,081,400 2,600 999,954 643
June 2019 1,078,800 -800 999,311 179
May 2019 1,079,600 -100 999,132 -298