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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 167,700 jobs in Canton, Ohio in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 186,160 employed persons for the month. Canton lost 400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 540 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 167,700 -400 +2,300
CPS 186,160 -540 +1,182

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 20,200 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 146,100 in April 2020, Canton has gained 21,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,372 for Canton in May 2001. 13,212 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 158,916, Canton has added 27,244 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 167,700 -400 186,160 -540
August 2022 168,100 -100 186,700 -729
July 2022 168,200 -200 187,429 -242
June 2022 168,400 600 187,671 -337
May 2022 167,800 300 188,008 252
April 2022 167,500 -300 187,756 294
March 2022 167,800 -100 187,462 725
February 2022 167,900 1,200 186,737 956
January 2022 166,700 800 185,781 817
December 2021 165,900 100 184,964 2
November 2021 165,800 600 184,962 -15
October 2021 165,200 -200 184,977 -1