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.
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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 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
Columbus, Ohio Employment History