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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 392,000 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 372,659 employed persons for the month. Dayton added 1,200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 55 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 392,000 +1,200 +1,500
CPS 372,659 -55 +4,199

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Dayton, Ohio Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Dayton 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 Dayton, Ohio

CES employment for Dayton peaked in May 2000 at 427,100. Since then 35,100 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 358,600 in December 2009, Dayton has gained 33,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,325 for Dayton in January 2001. 23,666 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 349,198, Dayton has added 23,461 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 392,000 1,200 372,659 -55
July 2019 390,800 400 372,714 115
June 2019 390,400 -400 372,599 -97
May 2019 390,800 1,600 372,696 -170
April 2019 389,200 700 372,866 1,047
March 2019 388,500 -1,000 371,819 1,441
February 2019 389,500 -400 370,378 1,558
January 2019 389,900 1,300 368,820 840
December 2018 388,600 -300 367,980 86
November 2018 388,900 0 367,894 34
October 2018 388,900 -2,000 367,860 -220
September 2018 390,900 400 368,080 -380