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Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,145,700 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,081,913 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 3,200 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,473 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,145,700 +3,200 +15,500
CPS 1,081,913 +3,473 -498

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 September 2022 at 1,146,900. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,137,300 in November 2022, Columbus has gained 8,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,095,549 for Columbus in May 2022. 13,636 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey. From a December 2022 low of 1,078,440, Columbus has added 3,473 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2023

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2023 1,145,700 3,200 1,081,913 3,473
December 2022 1,142,500 5,200 1,078,440 -349
November 2022 1,137,300 -5,700 1,078,789 -2,657
October 2022 1,143,000 -3,900 1,081,446 -3,807
September 2022 1,146,900 3,900 1,085,253 -1,181
August 2022 1,143,000 2,100 1,086,434 -4,521
July 2022 1,140,900 3,500 1,090,955 -2,292
June 2022 1,137,400 -3,200 1,093,247 -2,302
May 2022 1,140,600 -1,300 1,095,549 2,545
April 2022 1,141,900 4,700 1,093,004 1,385
March 2022 1,137,200 0 1,091,619 4,579
February 2022 1,137,200 7,000 1,087,040 4,629