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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.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,118,900 +2,400 +26,400
CPS 1,093,047 +1,428 +37,262

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

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Columbus, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,118,900 2,400 1,093,047 1,428
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
September 2021 1,102,900 -500 1,075,224 4,184
August 2021 1,103,400 -1,300 1,071,040 4,911
July 2021 1,104,700 8,300 1,066,129 4,523
June 2021 1,096,400 4,300 1,061,606 3,277
May 2021 1,092,100 -400 1,058,329 2,544