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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 351,900 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 339,141 employed persons for the month. Dayton added 8,000 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12,034 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 351,900 +8,000 -40,000
CPS 339,141 +12,034 -34,176

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 75,200 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 343,900 in April 2020, Dayton has gained 8,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,325 for Dayton in January 2001. 57,184 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 327,107, Dayton has added 12,034 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 351,900 8,000 339,141 12,034
April 2020 343,900 -45,200 327,107 -43,883
March 2020 389,100 -1,700 370,990 -6,044
February 2020 390,800 -3,000 377,034 723
January 2020 393,800 2,100 376,311 401
December 2019 391,700 700 375,910 144
November 2019 391,000 -1,300 375,766 210
October 2019 392,300 100 375,556 295
September 2019 392,200 -100 375,261 422
August 2019 392,300 300 374,839 544
July 2019 392,000 300 374,295 551
June 2019 391,700 -200 373,744 427