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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 391,800 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 375,593 employed persons for the month. Dayton lost 2,200 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,402 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 391,800 -2,200 +4,300
CPS 375,593 -4,402 +6,403

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 35,300 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 358,600 in December 2009, Dayton has gained 33,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,743 for Dayton in December 2000. 21,150 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 348,889, Dayton has added 26,704 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 391,800 -2,200 375,593 -4,402
April 2018 394,000 -200 379,995 -1,580
March 2018 394,200 500 381,575 2,744
February 2018 393,700 1,700 378,831 4,312
January 2018 392,000 -1,400 374,519 -2,204
December 2017 393,400 1,300 376,723 1,646
November 2017 392,100 1,200 375,077 1,785
October 2017 390,900 2,300 373,292 1,198
September 2017 388,600 -1,000 372,094 842
August 2017 389,600 300 371,252 904
July 2017 389,300 1,000 370,348 782
June 2017 388,300 800 369,566 376