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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2014 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in December 2009 at 12.3% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Ohio 5.5% -0.2 -1.9
Canton 5.5% -0.2 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 data as June 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 14,118 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 10,859 -412 -4,183

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 5.5%
May
2014
6.3% 5.5% 5.5% 10,859
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
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 7.5% 15,169
July
2013
7.3% 7.5% 7.5% 15,134
June
2013
7.5% 7.4% 7.5% 15,067

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.