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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 171,800 jobs in Canton, Ohio in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 188,526 employed persons for the month. Canton lost 800 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 95 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 171,800 -800 -900
CPS 188,526 -95 -656

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 16,100 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 158,300 in November 2009, Canton has gained 13,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,497 for Canton in January 2001. 10,971 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 177,343, Canton has added 11,183 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 171,800 -800 188,526 -95
February 2017 172,600 -100 188,621 992
January 2017 172,700 -100 187,629 1,365
December 2016 172,800 1,200 186,264 -138
November 2016 171,600 -100 186,402 -374
October 2016 171,700 -300 186,776 -495
September 2016 172,000 -200 187,271 -353
August 2016 172,200 400 187,624 -300
July 2016 171,800 -500 187,924 -426
June 2016 172,300 -100 188,350 -398
May 2016 172,400 -300 188,748 -242
April 2016 172,700 0 188,990 -192