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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 49,200 jobs in Lima, Ohio in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,030 employed persons for the month. Lima added 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 883 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,200 +200 -3,200
CPS 44,030 -883 -1,658

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 10,300 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,700 in April 2020, Lima has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,725 for Lima in April 2006. 5,695 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,833, Lima has added 5,197 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 49,200 200 44,030 -883
October 2020 49,000 400 44,913 1,880
September 2020 48,600 -300 43,033 59
August 2020 48,900 -400 42,974 48
July 2020 49,300 1,400 42,926 45
June 2020 47,900 1,700 42,881 1,840
May 2020 46,200 1,500 41,041 2,208
April 2020 44,700 -7,300 38,833 -6,153
March 2020 52,000 -500 44,986 -924
February 2020 52,500 100 45,910 119
January 2020 52,400 100 45,791 133
December 2019 52,300 -100 45,658 -30