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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 53,600 jobs in Lima, Ohio in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,501 employed persons for the month. Lima added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 408 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,600 +100 +400
CPS 46,501 +408 -4

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 5,900 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,200 in June 2010, Lima has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,749 for Lima in July 2005. 3,248 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a March 2014 low of 45,256, Lima has added 1,245 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 53,600 100 46,501 408
January 2019 53,500 300 46,093 567
December 2018 53,200 -100 45,526 -20
November 2018 53,300 -200 45,546 13
October 2018 53,500 200 45,533 63
September 2018 53,300 200 45,470 -244
August 2018 53,100 0 45,714 -339
July 2018 53,100 300 46,053 -472
June 2018 52,800 -100 46,525 -72
May 2018 52,900 -200 46,597 -109
April 2018 53,100 -100 46,706 -112
March 2018 53,200 0 46,818 313