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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 372,900 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 368,528 employed persons for the month. Dayton added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 944 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 372,900 +100 -21,100
CPS 368,528 +944 -8,506

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 54,200 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 333,000 in April 2020, Dayton has gained 39,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,325 for Dayton in January 2001. 27,797 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 327,107, Dayton has added 41,421 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 372,900 100 368,528 944
January 2021 372,800 2,400 367,584 571
December 2020 370,400 -2,200 367,013 -2,938
November 2020 372,600 600 369,951 -3,617
October 2020 372,000 -400 373,568 13,325
September 2020 372,400 3,800 360,243 368
August 2020 368,600 2,300 359,875 5,613
July 2020 366,300 1,700 354,262 642
June 2020 364,600 19,900 353,620 12,381
May 2020 344,700 11,700 341,239 14,132
April 2020 333,000 -59,000 327,107 -43,883
March 2020 392,000 -2,000 370,990 -6,044