Columbus Metro vs. National and Midwest Peer GDP



This post is largely just an update of previous versions, and now includes data for 2017, the latest year available.

Rank of Major Midwest Metros and Columbus National Peers by GDP, 2001 and 2017
In Millions
2001————————————————————–2017

1. Chicago: $502,222.7——————-1. Chicago: $583,137.2
2. Detroit: $217,366.5——————–2. San Jose: $256,419.3
3. Minneapolis: $176,780.9————–3.Detroit: $228,069.4
4. San Jose: $128,869.7——————4. Minneapolis: $226,151.9
5. St. Louis: $126,476.1——————-5. Portland: $156,552.6
6. Pittsburgh: $106,840.3—————6. St. Louis: $139,508.7
7. Cleveland: $103,743.4—————–7. Austin: $135,072.4
8. Cincinnati: $96,633.3——————8. Pittsburgh: $131,221.8
9. Indianapolis: $94,562.8—————-9. Indianapolis: $122,607.7
10. Kansas City: $92,306.6————–10. Cleveland: $120,380.2
11. Sacramento: $85,624.2————–11. Cincinnati: $119,222.7
12. Columbus: $85,481.4—————–12. Columbus: $117,249.9
13. Portland, OR: $84,793.6————-13. Nashville: $115,716.5
14. Milwaukee: $77,852.2—————-14. Kansas City: $114,418.2
15. Virginia Beach, VA: $69,736.1——-15. Sacramento: $108,731.8
16. Las Vegas: $68,883.0—————-16. Las Vegas: $96,061.8
17. Nashville: $68,332.6——————17. Milwaukee: $91,961.9
18. Austin: $62,312.4———————18. Virginia Beach: $81,820.7
19. Providence, RI: $61,594.2———–19. Providence: $71,739.2
20. Jacksonville, FL: $49,447.8———20. Jacksonville: $65,829.8
21. Grand Rapids, MI: $42,329.6——–21. Omaha: $56,228.7
22. Omaha, NE: $39,148.8—————22. Grand Rapids: $52,734.5
23. Dayton: $35,227.9——————–23. Des Moines: $49,031.4
24. Madison, WI: $29,854.1————–24. Madison: $43,597.4
25. Des Moines, IA: $28,118.4———–25. Dayton: $35,396.9
26. Akron: $27,124.1———————-26. Akron: $32,386.3
27. Toledo: $26,129.5———————27. Wichita: $29,825.3
28. Wichita, KS: $25,465.4—————28. Toledo: $28,299.8
29. Youngstown: $19,767.5————–29. Fort Wayne: $19,786.0
30. Fort Wayne, IN: $16,048.8———–30. Lincoln: $17,300.5
31. Canton: $13,932.2———————31. Youngstown: $17,257.5
32. Lincoln, NE: $12,537.4—————-32. Canton: $14,901.4

Rank by Total Change in Millions 2001-2017
1. San Jose: +$127,549.6
2. Chicago: +$80,914.5
3. Austin: +$72,760
4. Portland: +$71,759
5. Minneapolis: +$49,371
6. Nashville: +$47,383.9
7. Columbus: +$31,768.5
8. Indianapolis: +$28,044.9
9. Las Vegas: +$27,178.8
10. Pittsburgh: +$24,381.5
11. Sacramento: +$23,107.6
12. Cincinnati: +$22,589.4
13. Kansas City: +$22,111.6
14. Des Moines: +$20,913
15. Omaha: +$17,079.9
16. Cleveland: +$16,636.8
17. Jacksonville: +$16,382
18. Milwaukee: +$14,109.7
19. Madison: +$13,743.3
20. St. Louis: +$13,032.6
21. Virginia Beach: +$12,084.6
22. Detroit: +$10,702.9
23. Grand Rapids: +$10,404.9
24. Providence: +$10,145
25. Akron: +$5,262.2
26. Lincoln: +$4,763.1
27. Wichita: +$4,359.9
28. Fort Wayne: +$3,737.2
29. Toledo: +$2,170.3
30. Canton: +$969.2
31. Dayton: +$169
32. Youngstown: -$2,510

Total Rank by % Change 2001-2017
1. Austin: +116.8%
2. San Jose: +99.0%
3. Portland: +84.6%
4. Des Moines: +74.4%
5. Nashville: +69.3%
6. Madison: +46.0%
7. Omaha: +43.6%
8. Las Vegas: +39.5%
9. Lincoln: +38.0%
10. Columbus: +37.2%
11. Virginia Beach: +33.1%
12. Indianapolis: +29.7%
13. Minneapolis: +27.9%
14. Sacramento: +27.0%
15. Grand Rapids: +24.6%
16. Kansas City: +24.0%
17. Cincinnati: +23.4%
18. Fort Wayne: +23.3%
19. Pittsburgh: +22.8%
20. Akron: +19.4%
21. Milwaukee: +18.1%
22. Virginia Beach: +17.3%
23. Wichita: +17.1%
24. Providence: +16.5%
25. Chicago: +16.1%
26. Cleveland: +16.0%
27. St. Louis: +10.3%
28. Toledo: +8.3%
29. Canton: +7.0%
30. Detroit: +4.9%
31. Dayton: +0.5%
32. Youngstown: -12.7%

Finally, let’s take a look at per-capita GDP and income.

Rank of Metros by Per-Capita GDP in Dollars, 2017
1. San Jose: $128,308
2. Des Moines: $75,910
3. Madison: $66,639
4. Austin: $63,839
5. Portland: $63,817
6. Minneapolis: $62,809
7. Chicago: $61,170
8. Nashville: $60,806
9. Indianapolis: $60,439
10. Omaha: $60,246
11. Cleveland: $58,470
12. Milwaukee: $58,343
13. Columbus: $56,405
14. Pittsburgh: $56,237
15. Cincinnati: $54,712
16. Kansas City: $53,745
17. Detroit: $52,879
18. Lincoln: $52,185
19. Grand Rapids: $49,791
20. St. Louis: $49,694
21. Virginia Beach: $47,426
22. Toledo: $46,880
23. Sacramento: $46,769
24. Akron: $46,036
25. Wichita: $45,862
26. Fort Wayne: $45,525
27. Providence: $44,253
28. Dayton: $44,058
29. Jacksonville: $43,741
30. Las Vegas: $43,584
31. Canton: $37,260
32. Youngstown: $31,845

Total Per-Capita GDP Growth 2001-2017, in Dollars
1. San Jose: +$54,361
2. Portland: +$20,800
3. Des Moines: +$18,497
4. Austin: +$16,680
5. Nashville: +$12,315
6. Pittsburgh: +$12,043
7. Madison: +$11,838
8. Cleveland: +$10,032
9. Omaha: +$9,807
10. Akron: +$7,182
11. Milwaukee: +$6,691
12. Cincinnati: +$6,689
13. Providence: +$6,646
14. Chicago: +$6,399
15. Columbus: +$6,322
16. Lincoln: +$5,962
17. Minneapolis: +$5,536
18. Grand Rapids: +$4,977
19. Fort Wayne: +$4,748
20. Toledo: +$4,670
21. Indianapolis: +$4,392
22. Detroit: +$4,162
23. Virginia Beach: +$3,663
24. Kansas City: +$3,511
25. Canton: +$2,966
26. St. Louis: +$2,679
27. Wichita: +$2,260
28. Sacramento: +$890
29. Jacksonville: +$671
30. Dayton: +$268
31. Youngstown: -$1,149
32. Las Vegas: -$3,580

Columbus is not performing as well in this metric. In Ohio, Columbus is poised to become Ohio’s largest metro economy eventually, but may lag behind on a per-capita basis.



Year in Review 2014: March-May



Development News
March

-Plans were announced to redevelop Poindexter Village with 350 residential units, as well as community center and park space.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/poindexter-plan-calls-for-350-multi-family-units-urban-farm-bw1
-A new brewery announced it would be moving into space on West Town Street in Franklinton.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/03/land-grant-brewing-finally-finds-home.html
-A new 42-unit residential development was announced for Downtown Dublin.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/03/crawford-hoying-planning-42-luxury.html
-101 residential units were proposed for 991 Dennison Avenue in Victorian Village.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/new-five-story-101-unit-apartment-building-proposed-for-victorian-village
-Columbus announced plans to use $2.5 billion to build infrastructure to reduce runoff and pollution issues, including creating water gardens and new parks across the city.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/green-infrastructure-and-neighborhood-pocket-parks-part-of-blueprint-columbus-plan-bw1
-Reeb Elementary on the South Side was announced to be turned into a community center.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/03/21/south-side-community-center-gets-go-ahead.html
-New caps, similar to the existing retail cap on High Street over I-670 were announced to be in the works as part of the 70/71 rebuild. The caps would replace the highway bridges on S. High and S. Third between Downtown and German Village.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/caps-planned-for-high-and-third-street-bridges-south-of-downtown-bw1

April
-A vacant 1880s building a 140 N. Grant was announced to be renovated into mixed-use and residential.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/04/10/former-inkling-printing-building-on-east-long-to.html
-40 units of affordable housing was proposed for vacant buildings at Long and Front Downtown.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/affordable-housing-development-proposed-at-long-front-downtown
-Plans to renovate the Citizens Building at the southwest corner of Gay and High Downtown were announced, as well as building a new mixed-use building on the northwest corner.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/edwards-communities-contemplates-infill-at-gay-and-high
-Plans were also announced to renovate hundreds of apartments in the Metro West complex behind Westland Mall.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/04/mitt-romney-affiliate-buys-most-of-metro-west.html

May
-The Short North Donatos announced plans to rebuild into a new restaurant with 2nd floor patio and additional spaces for more retail.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/short-north-donatos-demolition-and-new-build
-The Byers Chevrolet site on West Broad Street in Franklinton was purchased by Nationwide Reality for a potential mixed-use project.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/nri-to-redevelop-byers-chevrolet-site-in-franklinton
-Casto announced plans for a 152-unit residential complex overlooking the Scioto River near Hayden Road.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/05/casto-to-build-apartments-overlooking-scioto-river.html
-41 new homes were coming to N. Grant Avenue in Weinland Park.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/05/wagenbrenner-adding-market-rate-homes-in-weinland.html
-A small condo development was proposed for Summit in Italian Village.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/condos-proposed-for-first-and-summit-in-italian-village-bw1
-Children’s Hospital announced plans for 2 new buildings on Livingston Avenue.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/05/28/Nationwide-Childrens-Hospital-plans-expansion.html
-The Stoddart Block, a historic residential building, would be renovated into micro apartments.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/stoddart-block-affordable-housing-downtown

Economic News
-Home sales declined in all 3 months of March-May, as demand far outpaced supply.
-The unemployment rate continued to fall to multi-year lows.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2014/05/20/regional-central-ohio-unemployment-falls-april.html
-Columbus was named the 6th most affordable metro in the nation.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/05/ohio-cities-ranked-among-most-affordable-housing.html

Other News
-Columbus’ population was announced to have grown by more than 12,000 people between 2012-2013, and reached a population of 822,553 in 2013.
-Columbus was named one of the top cities for entrepreneurs.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2014/05/columbus-tops-in-ohio-among-best-cities-for.html
-Columbus was named a top city where people could accomplish their dreams/goals.
http://www.columbusunderground.com/columbus-ranked-6th-on-list-of-american-dream-cities-jb1

October and November 2013 Jobs Data




October 2013

Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
Unemployment Rate Change since October 2012: +0.6%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.6%
Civilian Labor Force: 430,800
Civilian Labor Force Change since October 2012: +1,300
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +4,400
Employment: 404,000
Employment Change since October 2012: -1,600
Employment Change since January 2013: +6,700
Unemployment: 26,800
Unemployment Change since October 2012: +2,900
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -2,300

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
Unemployment Rate Change since October 2012: +0.6%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.6%
Civilian Labor Force: 630,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since October 2012: +1,700
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +6,300
Employment: 590,900
Employment Change since October 2012: -2,400
Employment Change since January 2013: +9,900
Unemployment: 39,200
Unemployment Change since October 2012: +4,200
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -3,400

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate Change since October 2012: +0.6%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.9%
Civilian Labor Force: 975,506
Civilian Labor Force Change since October 2012: +2,253
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +7,601
Employment: 915,686
Employment Change since October 2012: -3,699
Employment Change since January 2013: +15,230
Unemployment: 59,820
Unemployment Change since October 2012: +5,952
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -7,629

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.5%
Unemployment Rate Change since October 2012: +0.6%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0.5%
Civilian Labor Force: 5,727,346
Civilian Labor Force Change since October 2012: -2,337
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -12,946
Employment: 5,300,458
Employment Change since October 2012: -33,230
Employment Change since January 2013: -40,394
Unemployment: 426,888
Unemployment Change since October 2012: +30,893
Unemployment Change since January 2013: +27,448

Metro Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 969,600
Change from October 2012: +9,600
Change from January 2013: +26,000

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 31,800
Change from October 2012: +1,200
Change from January 2013: +4,900

Manufacturing Total: 66,200
Change from October 2012: +700
Change from January 2013: +1,200

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 184,500
Change from October 2012: +1,800
Change from January 2013: +1,300

Information Total: 16,100
Change from October 2012: -300
Change from January 2013: -400

Financial Activities Total: 72,400
Change from October 2012: +1,000
Change from January 2013: +700

Professional and Business Services Total: 161,800
Change from October 2012: +700
Change from January 2013: +6,200

Education and Health Services Total: 141,500
Change from October 2012: +3,500
Change from January 2013: +2,000

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 98,300
Change from October 2012: +3,400
Change from January 2013: +9,800

Other Services Total: 35,800
Change from October 2012: -1,500
Change from January 2013: -400

Government Total: 161,200
Change from October 2012: -900
Change from January 2013: +700

November 2013

Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate Change since November 2012: +0.7%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.7%
Civilian Labor Force: 433,700
Civilian Labor Force Change since November 2012: +4,500
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +7,300
Employment: 407,100
Employment Change since November 2012: +1,000
Employment Change since January 2013: +9,800
Unemployment: 26,600
Unemployment Change since November 2012: +3,500
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -2,500

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate Change since November 2012: +0.7%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.7%
Civilian Labor Force: 634,400
Civilian Labor Force Change since November 2012: +6,800
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +10,700
Employment: 595,400
Employment Change since November 2012: +1,400
Employment Change since January 2013: +14,400
Unemployment: 39,000
Unemployment Change since November 2012: +5,400
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -3,600

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Unemployment Rate Change since November 2012: +0.8%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.9%
Civilian Labor Force: 981,927
Civilian Labor Force Change since November 2012: +9,454
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +14,022
Employment: 921,937
Employment Change since November 2012: +1,470
Employment Change since January 2013: +21,481
Unemployment: 59,990
Unemployment Change since November 2012: +7,984
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -7,459

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%
Unemployment Rate Change since November 2012: +0.6%
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0.4%
Civilian Labor Force: 5,734,909
Civilian Labor Force Change since November 2012: +6,424
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -5,383
Employment: 5,307,912
Employment Change since November 2012: -30,979
Employment Change since January 2013: -32,940
Unemployment: 426,997
Unemployment Change since November 2012: +37,403
Unemployment Change since January 2013: +27,557

Metro Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 975,000
Change from November 2012: +9,000
Change from January 2013: +31,400

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 32,300
Change from November 2012: +1,900
Change from January 2013: +5,400

Manufacturing Total: 66,000
Change from November 2012: +300
Change from January 2013: +1,000

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 189,200
Change from November 2012: -700
Change from January 2013: +6,000

Information Total: 16,200
Change from November 2012: -300
Change from January 2013: -300

Financial Activities Total: 72,100
Change from November 2012: -500
Change from January 2013: +400

Professional and Business Services Total: 161,800
Change from October 2012: +700
Change from January 2013: +6,200

Education and Health Services Total: 143,700
Change from November 2012: +4,700
Change from January 2013: +4,200

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 95,600
Change from November 2012: +2,700
Change from January 2013: +7,100

Other Services Total: 35,800
Change from November 2012: -800
Change from January 2013: -400

Government Total: 162,600
Change from November 2012: -900
Change from January 2013: +2,100



June 2013 Jobs Data




Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Unemployment Rate Change since June 2012: -0.1
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.4
Civilian Labor Force: 438,100
Civilian Labor Force Change since June 2012: +5,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +11,700
Employment: 409,900
Employment Change since June 2012: +5,100
Employment Change since January 2013: +12,600
Unemployment: 28,200
Unemployment Change since June 2012: -100
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -900

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Unemployment Rate Change since June 2012: -0.1
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.4
Civilian Labor Force: 640,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since June 2012: +7,400
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +16,900
Employment: 599,600
Employment Change since June 2012: +7,500
Employment Change since January 2013: +18,600
Unemployment: 41,100
Unemployment Change since June 2012: +0
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -1,500

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Unemployment Rate Change since June 2012: +0
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.6
Civilian Labor Force: 992,617
Civilian Labor Force Change since June 2012: +12,256
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +24,712
Employment: 929,158
Employment Change since June 2012: +11,636
Employment Change since January 2013: +28,702
Unemployment: 63,459
Unemployment Change since June 2012: +620
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -3,990

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.2%
Unemployment Rate Change since June 2012: -0.1
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0.2
Civilian Labor Force: 5,756,192
Civilian Labor Force Change since June 2012: +9,844
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +15,900
Employment: 5,343,335
Employment Change since June 2012: +15,079
Employment Change since January 2013: +2,483
Unemployment: 412,857
Unemployment Change since June 2012: -5,235
Unemployment Change since January 2013: +13,417

Metro Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 972,400
Change from June 2012: +15,200
Change from January 2013: +28,800

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 31,900
Change from June 2012: +1,000
Change from January 2013: +5,000

Manufacturing Total: 67,800
Change from June 2012: +1,400
Change from January 2013: +2,800

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 181,600
Change from June 2012: -700
Change from January 2013: -1,600

Information Total: 16,400
Change from June 2012: -400
Change from January 2013: -100

Financial Activities Total: 71,800
Change from June 2012: +0
Change from January 2013: +100

Professional and Business Services Total: 161,900
Change from June 2012: +3,400
Change from January 2013: +6,300

Education and Health Services Total: 142,800
Change from June 2012: +6,600
Change from January 2013: +3,300

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 102,100
Change from June 2012: +4,700
Change from January 2013: +13,600

Other Services Total: 36,600
Change from June 2012: -500
Change from January 2013: +400

Government Total: 159,500
Change from June 2012: -300
Change from January 2013: -1,000

Overall, June was a pretty good month for Columbus and the state. Unemployment rose, but mostly because the labor force had strong growth, which is a sign of more people entering a recovering job market. Most industries saw job growth both year-over-year and year-to-date.



May 2013 Jobs Data




Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since May 2012: +0
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.8
Civilian Labor Force: 431,500
Civilian Labor Force Change since May 2012: +3,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +5,100
Employment: 405,500
Employment Change since May 2012: +3,400
Employment Change since January 2013: +8,200
Unemployment: 26,000
Unemployment Change since May 2012: +100
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -3,100

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since May 2012: +0
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -0.8
Civilian Labor Force: 631,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since May 2012: +5,300
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +7,300
Employment: 593,100
Employment Change since May 2012: +5,100
Employment Change since January 2013: +12,100
Unemployment: 37,900
Unemployment Change since May 2012: +200
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -4,700

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since May 2012: +0.1
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -1.0
Civilian Labor Force: 977,400
Civilian Labor Force Change since May 2012: +8,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +9,500
Employment: 919,100
Employment Change since May 2012: +7,800
Employment Change since January 2013: +18,600
Unemployment: 58,300
Unemployment Change since May 2012: +800
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -9,100

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since May 2012: -0.3
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0
Civilian Labor Force: 5,750,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since May 2012: -5,000
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +10,000
Employment: 5,345,000
Employment Change since May 2012: +9,000
Employment Change since January 2013: +4,000
Unemployment: 405,000
Unemployment Change since May 2012: -15,000
Unemployment Change since January 2013: +6,000

Metro Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 966,900
Change from May 2012: +12,200
Change from January 2013: +23,300

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 30,600
Change from May 2012: +500
Change from January 2013: +3,700

Manufacturing Total: 66,600
Change from May 2012: +600
Change from January 2013: +1,600

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 180,700
Change from May 2012: -1,200
Change from January 2013: -2,500

Information Total: 16,400
Change from May 2012: -200
Change from January 2013: -100

Financial Activities Total: 71,300
Change from May 2012: -200
Change from January 2013: -400

Professional and Business Services Total: 161,000
Change from May 2012: +1,100
Change from January 2013: +5,400

Education and Health Services Total: 142,600
Change from May 2012: +4,500
Change from January 2013: +3,100

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 99,700
Change from May 2012: +4,900
Change from January 2013: +11,200

Other Services Total: 35,800
Change from May 2012: -600
Change from January 2013: -400

Government Total: 162,200
Change from May 2012: -200
Change from January 2013: +1,700



April 2013 Jobs Data



Columbus City
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate Change since April 2012: -0.6
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -1.1
Civilian Labor Force: 425,600
Civilian Labor Force Change since April 2012: +200
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -800
Employment: 401,400
Employment Change since April 2012: +2,800
Employment Change since January 2013: +4,100
Unemployment: 24,200
Unemployment Change since April 2012: -2,500
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -4,900

Franklin County
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate Change since April 2012: -0.5
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -1.1
Civilian Labor Force: 622,300
Civilian Labor Force Change since April 2012: +600
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -1,400
Employment: 587,100
Employment Change since April 2012: +4,100
Employment Change since January 2013: +6,100
Unemployment: 35,200
Unemployment Change since April 2012: -3,400
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -7,400

Columbus Metro Area
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate Change since April 2012: -0.4
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013: -1.3
Civilian Labor Force: 964,400
Civilian Labor Force Change since April 2012: +1,700
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: -3,500
Employment: 909,800
Employment Change since April 2012: +6,300
Employment Change since January 2013: +9,300
Unemployment: 54,600
Unemployment Change since April 2012: -4,600
Unemployment Change since January 2013: -12,800

Ohio Overall
Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate Change since April 2012: -0.3
Unemployment Rate Change since January 2013 : +0.0
Civilian Labor Force: 5,741,116
Civilian Labor Force Change since April 2012: -22,664
Civilian Labor Force Change since January 2013: +824
Employment: 5,341,401
Employment Change since April 2012: -1,270
Employment Change since January 2013: +549
Unemployment: 399,715
Unemployment Change since April 2012: -21,394
loyment Change since January 2013: +275

Non-Farm Jobs
Total: 954,100
Change from April 2012: +7,000
Change from January 2013: +9,500

By Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction Total: 28,400
Change from April 2012: -500
Change from January 2013: +1,500

Manufacturing Total: 66,500
Change from April 2012: +700
Change from January 2013: +1,500

Trade/Transportation/Utilities Total: 179,600
Change from April 2012: -900
Change from January 2013: -3,600

Information Total: 16,400
Change from April 2012: -300
Change from January 2013: -100

Financial Activities Total: 71,400
Change from April 2012: +300
Change from January 2013: -300

Professional and Business Services Total: 158,300
Change from April 2012: +1,000
Change from January 2013: +2,700

Education and Health Services Total: 141,000
Change from April 2012: +3,000
Change from January 2013: +1,500

Leisure and Hospitality Total: 95,200
Change from April 2012: +3,800
Change from January 2013: +6,700

Other Services Total: 36,100
Change from April 2012: -100
Change from January 2013: -100

Government Total: 161,200
Change from April 2012: +0
Change from January 2013: +700



2012 Annual Jobs Data



Columbus City
Civilian Labor Force January 2012: 422,500
Civilian Labor Force December 2012: 426,600
Yearly Change: +4,100
Employment January 2012: 392,700
Employment December 2012: 403,800
Yearly Change: +11,100
Unemployment January 2012: 29,800
Unemployment December 2012: 22,700
Yearly Change: -7,100
Unemployment Rate January 2012: 7.1%
Unemployment Rate December 2012: 5.3%
Yearly Change: -1.8%

Franklin County
Civilian Labor Force January 2012: 617,700
Civilian Labor Force December 2012: 623,900
Yearly Change: +6,200
Employment January 2012: 574,400
Employment December 2012: 590,600
Yearly Change: +16,200
Unemployment January 2012: 43,300
Unemployment December 2012: 33,300
Yearly Change: -10,000
Unemployment Rate January 2012: 7.0%
Unemployment Rate December 2012: 5.3%
Yearly Change: -1.7%

City and County numbers are rounded.

Columbus Metro Area
Civilian Labor Force January 2012: 949,737
Civilian Labor Force December 2012: 958,689
Yearly Change: +8,952
Employment January 2012: 880,680
Employment December 2012: 906,886
Yearly Change: +26,206
Unemployment January 2012: 69,057
Unemployment December 2012: 51,803
Yearly Change: -17,254
Unemployment Rate January 2012: 7.3%
Unemployment Rate December 2012: 5.4%
Yearly Change: -1.9%

Metro Area Continued
Non-Farm Jobs January 2012: 927,300
Non-Farm Jobs December 2012: 962,300
Yearly Change: +35,000

Metro Yearly Jobs Changes by Industry
Mining/Logging/Construction: +2,400
Manufacturing: +1,300
Trade/Transportation/Utilities: +10,700
Information: -100
Financial Activities: +1,800
Professional and Business Services: +4,400
Education and Health Services: +5,700
Leisure and Hospitality: +6,100
Other Services: +700
Government: +2,000

Ohio Overall
Civilian Labor Force January 2012: 5,780,410
Civilian Labor Force December 2012: 5,728,748
Yearly Change: -51,662
Employment January 2012: 5,339,657
Employment December 2012: 5,344,151
Yearly Change: +4,494
Employment January 2012: 440,753
Employment December 2012: 384,597
Yearly Change: -56,156
Unemployment Rate January 2012: 7.6%
Unemployment Rate December 2012: 6.7%
Yearly Change: -0.9%



GDP and Columbus



Recently the US Bureau of Economic Analysis released GDP numbers for metro areas for 2011. Below is a chart for Ohio’s 3-Cs of GDP from 2001 to 2011.

All the metros saw GDP growth during this period, and all saw dips during the recession before growing again the past few years.

Total Growth (in Millions) 2001-2011
Cincinnati: $24,795
Columbus: $22,850
Cleveland: $21,518

GDP % Growth 2001-2011
Columbus: 32.1%
Cincinnati: 31.9%
Cleveland: 25.2%

So this shows that the Columbus metro has had the fastest growth the past 10 years in its GDP, albeit only a bit faster than Cincinnati.

The graph above shows the metro GDP per capita. Columbus was clearly ahead the first half of the last decade, but has fallen since. There are two reasons for this: Continuously growing population and the recession. A growing population and stagnant GDP during the recession meant that the GDP was diluted between more people. Neither of the other two faced the strong population growth during the recession. I expect the trends will reverse again over the next few years, however.