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Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,089,200 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,043,012 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 3,300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,270 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,089,200 +3,300 +9,500
CPS 1,043,012 +9,270 +21,602

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 August 2017 at 1,090,600. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,083,800 in November 2017, Columbus has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Columbus is at a new high of 1,043,012.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 1,089,200 3,300 1,043,012 9,270
January 2018 1,085,900 500 1,033,742 1,922
December 2017 1,085,400 1,600 1,031,820 2,814
November 2017 1,083,800 -900 1,029,006 -974
October 2017 1,084,700 -3,400 1,029,980 -3,202
September 2017 1,088,100 -2,500 1,033,182 9,490
August 2017 1,090,600 1,400 1,023,692 -4,950
July 2017 1,089,200 1,900 1,028,642 2,604
June 2017 1,087,300 3,200 1,026,038 1,948
May 2017 1,084,100 1,700 1,024,090 -4,553
April 2017 1,082,400 1,100 1,028,643 1,458
March 2017 1,081,300 1,600 1,027,185 5,775