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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 165,500 jobs in Canton, Ohio in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 187,298 employed persons for the month. Canton lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 132 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 165,500 -100 -7,800
CPS 187,298 +132 -2,532

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 22,400 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 145,200 in April 2020, Canton has gained 20,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,438 for Canton in March 2001. 12,140 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 160,218, Canton has added 27,080 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 165,500 -100 187,298 132
January 2021 165,600 800 187,166 3,516
December 2020 164,800 1,400 183,650 351
November 2020 163,400 400 183,299 -2,599
October 2020 163,000 500 185,898 7,008
September 2020 162,500 100 178,890 110
August 2020 162,400 1,700 178,780 3,155
July 2020 160,700 2,100 175,625 362
June 2020 158,600 6,500 175,263 7,117
May 2020 152,100 6,900 168,146 7,928
April 2020 145,200 -26,300 160,218 -24,818
March 2020 171,500 -1,800 185,036 -4,794