Columbus, Ohio Job Growth
There were 1,087,300 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,032,664 employed persons for the month. Columbus lost 6,100 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17,178 (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 38,300 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 967,200 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 120,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,083,565 for Columbus in February 2020. 50,901 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 905,683, Columbus has added 126,981 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Ohio Employment History