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Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,105,500 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,035,933 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 5,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,412 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,105,500 +5,500 +20,800
CPS 1,035,933 +4,412 +2,395

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 1,105,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,054,822 for Columbus in March 2018. 18,889 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a August 2018 low of 1,031,363, Columbus has added 4,570 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,105,500 5,500 1,035,933 4,412
September 2018 1,100,000 -600 1,031,521 158
August 2018 1,100,600 2,500 1,031,363 -11,836
July 2018 1,098,100 -100 1,043,199 -4,750
June 2018 1,098,200 1,200 1,047,949 -4,208
May 2018 1,097,000 1,200 1,052,157 172
April 2018 1,095,800 600 1,051,985 -2,837
March 2018 1,095,200 4,500 1,054,822 10,835
February 2018 1,090,700 4,800 1,043,987 9,612
January 2018 1,085,900 500 1,034,375 -1,430
December 2017 1,085,400 1,600 1,035,805 3,466
November 2017 1,083,800 -900 1,032,339 -1,199