Department of Numbers

Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 174,700 jobs in Canton, Ohio in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 188,813 employed persons for the month. Canton added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 330 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,700 +200 +1,100
CPS 188,813 +330 -1,728

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 13,200 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 158,300 in November 2009, Canton has gained 16,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,497 for Canton in January 2001. 10,684 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 177,343, Canton has added 11,470 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 174,700 200 188,813 330
September 2018 174,500 0 188,483 -228
August 2018 174,500 300 188,711 -1,946
July 2018 174,200 800 190,657 -121
June 2018 173,400 -800 190,778 -715
May 2018 174,200 300 191,493 -643
April 2018 173,900 0 192,136 -779
March 2018 173,900 -200 192,915 826
February 2018 174,100 200 192,089 1,344
January 2018 173,900 200 190,745 229
December 2017 173,700 100 190,516 -17
November 2017 173,600 0 190,533 -8