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Lima, Ohio Job Growth

There were 53,400 jobs in Lima, Ohio in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,390 employed persons for the month. Lima added 200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lima job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,400 +200 +300
CPS 46,390 +2 +846

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 49,725 for Lima in April 2006. 3,335 jobs have been lost in Lima since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 45,250, Lima has added 1,140 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Lima, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 53,400 200 46,390 2
July 2019 53,200 -300 46,388 -33
June 2019 53,500 100 46,421 49
May 2019 53,400 100 46,372 -20
April 2019 53,300 -100 46,392 146
March 2019 53,400 -100 46,246 205
February 2019 53,500 0 46,041 215
January 2019 53,500 300 45,826 191
December 2018 53,200 -100 45,635 0
November 2018 53,300 -200 45,635 12
October 2018 53,500 200 45,623 39
September 2018 53,300 200 45,584 40