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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 158,100 jobs in Canton, Ohio in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 175,631 employed persons for the month. Canton added 1,100 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 368 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 158,100 +1,100 -15,600
CPS 175,631 +368 -13,972

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 29,800 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 147,800 in April 2020, Canton has gained 10,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,438 for Canton in March 2001. 23,807 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 160,218, Canton has added 15,413 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 158,100 1,100 175,631 368
June 2020 157,000 5,400 175,263 7,117
May 2020 151,600 3,800 168,146 7,928
April 2020 147,800 -23,100 160,218 -24,818
March 2020 170,900 -1,800 185,036 -4,794
February 2020 172,700 300 189,830 113
January 2020 172,400 700 189,717 304
December 2019 171,700 -800 189,413 -131
November 2019 172,500 -400 189,544 -106
October 2019 172,900 -600 189,650 -55
September 2019 173,500 200 189,705 25
August 2019 173,300 -400 189,680 77