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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 11.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Ohio 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Canton 3.9% -0.1 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 28,397. There are now 20,848 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 7,549 -214 -3,937

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 7,549
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 7,763
February
2022
3.8% 4.2% 4.1% 8,044
January
2022
4.0% 4.3% 4.3% 8,257
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 4.5% 8,691
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.5% 8,647
October
2021
4.6% 4.5% 4.5% 8,716
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 4.7% 9,141
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.0% 9,702
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.3% 10,306
June
2021
5.9% 5.3% 5.5% 10,835

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.