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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 53,200 jobs in Lima, Ohio in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,458 employed persons for the month. Lima lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 431 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,200 0 -300
CPS 46,458 +431 +776

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 6,300 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,200 in June 2010, Lima has gained 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,749 for Lima in July 2005. 3,291 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a March 2014 low of 45,248, Lima has added 1,210 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 53,200 0 46,458 431
January 2018 53,200 -500 46,027 151
December 2017 53,700 -100 45,876 2
November 2017 53,800 100 45,874 280
October 2017 53,700 300 45,594 98
September 2017 53,400 0 45,496 -65
August 2017 53,400 -100 45,561 -344
July 2017 53,500 0 45,905 -84
June 2017 53,500 0 45,989 20
May 2017 53,500 0 45,969 -57
April 2017 53,500 0 46,026 197
March 2017 53,500 0 45,829 147