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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 51,400 jobs in Lima, Ohio in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,307 employed persons for the month. Lima added 600 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 60 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,400 +600 +400
CPS 45,307 -60 +644

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 8,100 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,400 in April 2020, Lima has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,844 for Lima in May 2006. 4,537 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,199, Lima has added 7,108 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 51,400 600 45,307 -60
June 2022 50,800 -600 45,367 -86
May 2022 51,400 300 45,453 158
April 2022 51,100 300 45,295 117
March 2022 50,800 300 45,178 165
February 2022 50,500 -400 45,013 122
January 2022 50,900 -100 44,891 207
December 2021 51,000 500 44,684 7
November 2021 50,500 -100 44,677 9
October 2021 50,600 400 44,668 10
September 2021 50,200 -500 44,658 9
August 2021 50,700 -300 44,649 -14