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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 381,800 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 375,354 employed persons for the month. Dayton added 1,000 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 963 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 381,800 +1,000 +8,200
CPS 375,354 +963 +13,804

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 45,300 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 333,100 in April 2020, Dayton has gained 48,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 395,245 for Dayton in February 2001. 19,891 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 314,863, Dayton has added 60,491 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 381,800 1,000 375,354 963
March 2022 380,800 -200 374,391 1,810
February 2022 381,000 900 372,581 2,224
January 2022 380,100 1,700 370,357 2,215
December 2021 378,400 600 368,142 -63
November 2021 377,800 2,200 368,205 301
October 2021 375,600 1,100 367,904 1,141
September 2021 374,500 -1,300 366,763 1,451
August 2021 375,800 1,800 365,312 1,442
July 2021 374,000 -300 363,870 1,177
June 2021 374,300 700 362,693 710
May 2021 373,600 0 361,983 433