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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2014 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in December 2009 at 12.3% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Ohio 5.7% 0.0 -1.8
Canton 5.4% 0.0 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2014 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Canton, Ohio, National

Canton, Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Canton, Ohio Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Canton peaked in January 2010 at 24,977. There are now 14,298 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,642 in June 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 37. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 10,679 -75 -4,490

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 5.6%
August
2014
6.1% 5.7% 5.4% 10,679
July
2014
6.2% 5.7% 5.4% 10,754
June
2014
6.1% 5.5% 5.4% 10,642
May
2014
6.3% 5.5% 5.5% 10,861
April
2014
6.3% 5.7% 5.7% 11,271
March
2014
6.7% 6.1% 6.1% 12,185
February
2014
6.7% 6.5% 6.6% 13,123
January
2014
6.6% 6.9% 7.0% 14,005
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 7.4% 14,804
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 7.4% 14,927
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.5% 15,044
September
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.5% 15,130

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.