Columbus, Ohio Job Growth
There were 1,072,500 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,009,065 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 4,700 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 60,059 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Columbus, Ohio Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbus 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 Columbus, Ohio
CES employment for Columbus peaked in February 2020 at 1,125,600. Since then 53,100 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 967,200 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 105,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,083,565 for Columbus in February 2020. 74,500 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 905,683, Columbus has added 103,382 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Ohio Employment History