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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 372,400 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 365,048 employed persons for the month. Dayton added 1,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,520 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 372,400 +1,500 -18,600
CPS 365,048 -8,520 -10,718

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 54,700 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 343,900 in April 2020, Dayton has gained 28,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,325 for Dayton in January 2001. 31,277 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 327,107, Dayton has added 37,941 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 372,400 1,500 365,048 -8,520
October 2020 370,900 600 373,568 13,325
September 2020 370,300 1,100 360,243 368
August 2020 369,200 1,600 359,875 5,613
July 2020 367,600 3,000 354,262 642
June 2020 364,600 12,700 353,620 12,381
May 2020 351,900 8,000 341,239 14,132
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