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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.5%. 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 12.7% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Ohio 4.5% -0.2 -0.6
Canton 4.5% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 February 2010 at 26,228. There are now 17,148 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 9,080 -377 -2,203

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.5% 9,080
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 9,457
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.1% 10,219
November
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.1% 10,050
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.2% 10,342
September
2017
4.2% 5.0% 5.2% 10,263
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.5% 10,918
July
2017
4.3% 5.1% 5.4% 10,685
June
2017
4.3% 5.1% 5.4% 10,621
May
2017
4.3% 5.1% 5.1% 10,210
April
2017
4.4% 5.1% 5.0% 10,019

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.