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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in December 2009 at 12.3% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Ohio 6.5% -0.4 -0.8
Canton 6.6% -0.5 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 25,088. There are now 11,850 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 13,238 -1,036 -1,387

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 6.5% 6.6% 13,238
January
2014
6.6% 6.9% 7.1% 14,274
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 7.6% 15,165
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 7.8% 15,528
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.7% 15,284
September
2013
7.2% 7.4% 7.5% 15,037
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 7.3% 14,572
July
2013
7.3% 7.5% 7.2% 14,449
June
2013
7.5% 7.4% 7.3% 14,586
May
2013
7.5% 7.4% 7.3% 14,560
April
2013
7.5% 7.3% 7.2% 14,421
March
2013
7.5% 7.3% 7.4% 14,695

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.