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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Job Growth

There were 164,800 jobs in Canton, Ohio in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 177,503 employed persons for the month. Canton added 300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 416 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Canton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 164,800 +300 +4,100
CPS 177,503 +416 -1,131

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 23,100 jobs have been lost in Canton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 145,200 in April 2020, Canton has gained 19,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 199,372 for Canton in May 2001. 21,869 jobs have been lost in Canton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 158,103, Canton has added 19,400 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Canton, Ohio Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 164,800 300 177,503 416
June 2021 164,500 1,100 177,087 -89
May 2021 163,400 -1,000 177,176 -10,356
April 2021 164,400 -1,600 187,532 131
March 2021 166,000 300 187,401 455
February 2021 165,700 100 186,946 476
January 2021 165,600 800 186,470 740
December 2020 164,800 1,400 185,730 697
November 2020 163,400 400 185,033 959
October 2020 163,000 500 184,074 1,258
September 2020 162,500 100 182,816 1,744
August 2020 162,400 1,700 181,072 2,438