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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 174,100 jobs in Canton, Ohio in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,881 employed persons for the month. Canton added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,741 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,100 +200 +600
CPS 191,881 +1,741 +3,260

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 13,800 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 158,300 in November 2009, Canton has gained 15,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,497 for Canton in January 2001. 7,616 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 177,343, Canton has added 14,538 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 174,100 200 191,881 1,741
January 2018 173,900 200 190,140 1,611
December 2017 173,700 100 188,529 115
November 2017 173,600 0 188,414 912
October 2017 173,600 500 187,502 365
September 2017 173,100 -400 187,137 943
August 2017 173,500 200 186,194 -900
July 2017 173,300 -600 187,094 -730
June 2017 173,900 600 187,824 -337
May 2017 173,300 -500 188,161 -450
April 2017 173,800 -100 188,611 -119
March 2017 173,900 400 188,730 109