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Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,050,100 jobs in Cleveland, Ohio in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 962,648 employed persons for the month. Cleveland lost 800 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,822 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cleveland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,050,100 -800 +29,400
CPS 962,648 -1,822 +23,906

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 88,000 jobs have been lost in Cleveland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 918,300 in April 2020, Cleveland has gained 131,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,066,827 for Cleveland in February 2001. 104,179 jobs have been lost in Cleveland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 774,487, Cleveland has added 188,161 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Cleveland, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 1,050,100 -800 962,648 -1,822
February 2022 1,050,900 8,900 964,470 -1,937
January 2022 1,042,000 5,200 966,407 674
December 2021 1,036,800 3,200 965,733 353
November 2021 1,033,599 3,000 965,380 408
October 2021 1,030,599 7,199 964,972 2,044
September 2021 1,023,400 -10,600 962,928 2,337
August 2021 1,034,000 2,099 960,591 3,366
July 2021 1,031,900 7,500 957,225 3,711
June 2021 1,024,400 -500 953,514 5,033
May 2021 1,024,900 1,600 948,481 4,636
April 2021 1,023,300 2,600 943,845 5,103