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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in April 2020 at 16.6% and is now 11.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Ohio 5.0% -0.3 +0.3
Canton 5.3% -0.1 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 31,918. There are now 21,353 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 10,565 -63 +1,221

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 5.3% 10,565
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 5.4% 10,628
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.6% 10,911
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.7% 11,030
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 6.2% 12,208
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 8.0% 15,641
August
2020
8.4% 9.0% 8.8% 17,211
July
2020
10.2% 9.3% 8.9% 17,189
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 10.8% 21,205
May
2020
13.3% 14.9% 13.3% 25,798
April
2020
14.8% 16.4% 16.6% 31,918

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.