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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 175,500 jobs in Canton, Ohio in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,751 employed persons for the month. Canton added 300 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 488 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 175,500 +300 +1,400
CPS 191,751 +488 +2,008

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 199,438 for Canton in March 2001. 7,687 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 177,463, Canton has added 14,288 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 175,500 300 191,751 488
March 2019 175,200 0 191,263 672
February 2019 175,200 -400 190,591 686
January 2019 175,600 800 189,905 664
December 2018 174,800 -900 189,241 10
November 2018 175,700 -300 189,231 27
October 2018 176,000 900 189,204 66
September 2018 175,100 -100 189,138 62
August 2018 175,200 300 189,076 -38
July 2018 174,900 100 189,114 -141
June 2018 174,800 500 189,255 -238
May 2018 174,300 200 189,493 -250