Department of Numbers

Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 160,900 jobs in Canton, Ohio in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 181,069 employed persons for the month. Canton lost 700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,829 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 160,900 -700 -11,600
CPS 181,069 -4,829 -8,475

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 27,000 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 147,800 in April 2020, Canton has gained 13,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,438 for Canton in March 2001. 18,369 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 160,218, Canton has added 20,851 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 160,900 -700 181,069 -4,829
October 2020 161,600 1,700 185,898 7,008
September 2020 159,900 400 178,890 110
August 2020 159,500 1,400 178,780 3,155
July 2020 158,100 1,100 175,625 362
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