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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 374,800 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 350,360 employed persons for the month. Dayton lost 1,400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 706 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 374,800 -1,400 +8,500
CPS 350,360 +706 -5,073

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 52,300 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 333,000 in April 2020, Dayton has gained 41,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 395,245 for Dayton in February 2001. 44,885 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 315,047, Dayton has added 35,313 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 374,800 -1,400 350,360 706
June 2021 376,200 4,000 349,654 708
May 2021 372,200 -800 348,946 -21,960
April 2021 373,000 -200 370,906 602
March 2021 373,200 900 370,304 692
February 2021 372,300 -500 369,612 338
January 2021 372,800 2,400 369,274 536
December 2020 370,400 -2,200 368,738 1,399
November 2020 372,600 600 367,339 1,669
October 2020 372,000 -400 365,670 2,003
September 2020 372,400 3,800 363,667 3,204
August 2020 368,600 2,300 360,463 5,030