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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 176,700 jobs in Canton, Ohio in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 192,184 employed persons for the month. Canton added 300 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 93 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 176,700 +300 +700
CPS 192,184 -93 +2,980

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 11,200 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 158,200 in November 2009, Canton has gained 18,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,438 for Canton in March 2001. 7,254 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 177,463, Canton has added 14,721 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 176,700 300 192,184 -93
September 2019 176,400 200 192,277 -62
August 2019 176,200 800 192,339 219
July 2019 175,400 100 192,120 316
June 2019 175,300 -200 191,804 137
May 2019 175,500 -200 191,667 -95
April 2019 175,700 500 191,762 499
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