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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 174,800 jobs in Canton, Ohio in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 188,987 employed persons for the month. Canton added 1,600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 940 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,800 +1,600 +2,600
CPS 188,987 +940 -321

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

Canton, Ohio Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Canton peaked in April 2000 at 187,900. Since then 13,100 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 158,300 in November 2009, Canton has gained 16,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,497 for Canton in January 2001. 10,510 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 177,343, Canton has added 11,644 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 174,800 1,600 188,987 940
November 2016 173,200 -800 188,047 -237
October 2016 174,000 1,000 188,284 -1,135
September 2016 173,000 -300 189,419 -2,028
August 2016 173,300 -1,100 191,447 -1,453
July 2016 174,400 -100 192,900 133
June 2016 174,500 1,400 192,767 612
May 2016 173,100 -300 192,155 153
April 2016 173,400 500 192,002 402
March 2016 172,900 -100 191,600 610
February 2016 173,000 0 190,990 679
January 2016 173,000 800 190,311 1,003