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Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio Job Growth

There were 218,800 jobs in Youngstown, Ohio in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 228,504 employed persons for the month. Youngstown lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 600 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Youngstown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 218,800 -100 -2,900
CPS 228,504 +600 -869

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Youngstown, Ohio Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Youngstown 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 Youngstown, Ohio

CES employment for Youngstown peaked in September 2000 at 257,899. Since then 39,099 jobs have been lost in Youngstown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 216,500 in November 2009, Youngstown has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 270,373 for Youngstown in April 2000. 41,869 jobs have been lost in Youngstown since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 224,383, Youngstown has added 4,121 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Youngstown, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 218,800 -100 228,504 600
January 2019 218,900 800 227,904 2,758
December 2018 218,100 500 225,146 -157
November 2018 217,600 -500 225,303 341
October 2018 218,100 -200 224,962 579
September 2018 218,300 -400 224,383 -774
August 2018 218,700 -1,700 225,157 -1,696
July 2018 220,400 -700 226,853 -1,162
June 2018 221,100 -100 228,015 -169
May 2018 221,200 300 228,184 555
April 2018 220,900 -300 227,629 -1,044
March 2018 221,200 -500 228,673 -700