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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 51,500 jobs in Lima, Ohio in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,070 employed persons for the month. Lima lost 600 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 251 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,500 -600 +1,600
CPS 44,070 +251 +16

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lima, Ohio Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lima 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 Lima, Ohio

CES employment for Lima peaked in November 2000 at 59,500. Since then 8,000 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,200 in April 2020, Lima has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,844 for Lima in May 2006. 5,774 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,349, Lima has added 5,721 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 51,500 -600 44,070 251
July 2021 52,100 1,000 43,819 133
June 2021 51,100 100 43,686 50
May 2021 51,000 -100 43,636 -2,894
April 2021 51,100 -500 46,530 -82
March 2021 51,600 -100 46,612 41
February 2021 51,700 100 46,571 124
January 2021 51,600 -300 46,447 217
December 2020 51,900 300 46,230 289
November 2020 51,600 700 45,941 416
October 2020 50,900 500 45,525 613
September 2020 50,400 500 44,912 858