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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 46,200 jobs in Lima, Ohio in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,362 employed persons for the month. Lima added 1,500 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,529 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,200 +1,500 -7,000
CPS 41,362 +2,529 -4,694

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 13,300 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,700 in April 2020, Lima has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,725 for Lima in April 2006. 8,363 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,833, Lima has added 2,529 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 46,200 1,500 41,362 2,529
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
November 2019 52,400 0 45,688 -49
October 2019 52,400 -400 45,737 -56
September 2019 52,800 -200 45,793 -62
August 2019 53,000 -100 45,855 -63
July 2019 53,100 0 45,918 -71
June 2019 53,100 -100 45,989 -67