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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 175,500 jobs in Canton, Ohio in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 192,526 employed persons for the month. Canton lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,212 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 175,500 -100 +800
CPS 192,526 +1,212 +437

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 12,400 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 158,200 in November 2009, Canton has gained 17,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,497 for Canton in January 2001. 6,971 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 177,343, Canton has added 15,183 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 175,500 -100 192,526 1,212
January 2019 175,600 800 191,314 1,947
December 2018 174,800 -900 189,367 -617
November 2018 175,700 -300 189,984 687
October 2018 176,000 900 189,297 814
September 2018 175,100 -100 188,483 -228
August 2018 175,200 300 188,711 -1,946
July 2018 174,900 100 190,657 -121
June 2018 174,800 500 190,778 -715
May 2018 174,300 200 191,493 -643
April 2018 174,100 -700 192,136 -779
March 2018 174,800 100 192,915 826