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Dayton, Ohio Job Growth

There were 389,800 jobs in Dayton, Ohio in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 374,677 employed persons for the month. Dayton lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,694 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Dayton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 389,800 -100 -700
CPS 374,677 +2,694 -4,154

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 37,300 jobs have been lost in Dayton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 358,600 in December 2009, Dayton has gained 31,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 396,743 for Dayton in December 2000. 22,066 jobs have been lost in Dayton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 348,889, Dayton has added 25,788 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Dayton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 389,800 -100 374,677 2,694
January 2019 389,900 1,300 371,983 1,146
December 2018 388,600 -300 370,837 -505
November 2018 388,900 0 371,342 -111
October 2018 388,900 -2,000 371,453 720
September 2018 390,900 400 370,733 2,014
August 2018 390,500 300 368,719 -1,681
July 2018 390,200 100 370,400 -1,074
June 2018 390,100 100 371,474 -4,504
May 2018 390,000 -400 375,978 -4,017
April 2018 390,400 -200 379,995 -1,580
March 2018 390,600 100 381,575 2,744