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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 168,000 jobs in Canton, Ohio in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 187,790 employed persons for the month. Canton added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 328 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 168,000 +200 +2,500
CPS 187,790 +328 +3,858

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 19,900 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 146,100 in April 2020, Canton has gained 21,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,372 for Canton in May 2001. 11,582 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 158,916, Canton has added 28,874 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 168,000 200 187,790 328
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
September 2021 165,400 -1,200 184,978 67
August 2021 166,600 300 184,911 150
July 2021 166,300 0 184,761 250
June 2021 166,300 600 184,511 291
May 2021 165,700 200 184,220 288