Columbus, Ohio Job Growth
There were 1,118,900 jobs in Columbus, Ohio in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,093,047 employed persons for the month. Columbus added 2,400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,428 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbus job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 February 2020 at 1,124,600. Since then 5,700 jobs have been lost in Columbus according to the employer survey. From a trough of 968,300 in April 2020, Columbus has gained 150,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in April 2022 for Columbus is at a new high of 1,093,047.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbus, Ohio Employment History