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Columbus, Ohio Job Growth

There were 1,128,300 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,084,905 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 3,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,529 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,128,300 +3,200 +25,400
CPS 1,084,905 -1,529 +9,681

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 September 2022 is at a new high of 1,128,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,095,549 for Columbus in May 2022. 10,644 jobs have been lost in Columbus since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 1,128,300 3,200 1,084,905 -1,529
August 2022 1,125,100 -100 1,086,434 -4,521
July 2022 1,125,200 1,300 1,090,955 -2,292
June 2022 1,123,900 400 1,093,247 -2,302
May 2022 1,123,500 4,500 1,095,549 2,545
April 2022 1,119,000 2,500 1,093,004 1,385
March 2022 1,116,500 4,000 1,091,619 4,579
February 2022 1,112,500 2,300 1,087,040 4,629
January 2022 1,110,200 4,300 1,082,411 4,498
December 2021 1,105,900 -200 1,077,913 -364
November 2021 1,106,100 1,000 1,078,277 310
October 2021 1,105,100 2,200 1,077,967 2,743