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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 51,000 jobs in Lima, Ohio in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,561 employed persons for the month. Lima lost 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,969 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,000 -100 +5,100
CPS 43,561 -2,969 +2,854

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 8,500 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,200 in April 2020, Lima has gained 6,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,844 for Lima in May 2006. 6,283 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,349, Lima has added 5,212 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 51,000 -100 43,561 -2,969
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
August 2020 49,900 900 44,054 1,202
July 2020 49,000 100 42,852 391
June 2020 48,900 3,000 42,461 1,754