Department of Numbers

Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,122,200 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,061,927 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 4,600 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,077 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,122,200 +4,600 +16,500
CPS 1,061,927 +1,077 +22,041

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 in November 2019 is at a new high of 1,122,200.

CPS employment in November 2019 for Columbus is at a new high of 1,061,927.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 1,122,200 4,600 1,061,927 1,077
October 2019 1,117,600 1,300 1,060,850 -231
September 2019 1,116,300 1,300 1,061,081 267
August 2019 1,115,000 3,800 1,060,814 826
July 2019 1,111,200 2,900 1,059,988 1,720
June 2019 1,108,300 400 1,058,268 1,385
May 2019 1,107,900 -1,200 1,056,883 539
April 2019 1,109,100 700 1,056,344 3,635
March 2019 1,108,400 -900 1,052,709 4,993
February 2019 1,109,300 -500 1,047,716 4,417
January 2019 1,109,800 3,600 1,043,299 3,324
December 2018 1,106,200 500 1,039,975 89