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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 53,300 jobs in Lima, Ohio in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,546 employed persons for the month. Lima added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 76 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,300 +100 -400
CPS 45,546 +76 -943

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 6,200 jobs have been lost in Lima according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,200 in June 2010, Lima has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,749 for Lima in July 2005. 4,203 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a March 2014 low of 45,256, Lima has added 290 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 53,300 100 45,546 76
September 2018 53,200 -400 45,470 -244
August 2018 53,600 700 45,714 -339
July 2018 52,900 -600 46,053 -472
June 2018 53,500 200 46,525 -72
May 2018 53,300 0 46,597 -109
April 2018 53,300 -100 46,706 -112
March 2018 53,400 200 46,818 313
February 2018 53,200 0 46,505 155
January 2018 53,200 -500 46,350 -267
December 2017 53,700 -100 46,617 47
November 2017 53,800 100 46,570 81