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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in April 2020 at 15.9% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Ohio 5.4% +0.2 -3.9
Canton 5.9% +0.1 -4.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 29,881. There are now 18,688 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,549 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,644. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 11,193 +276 -8,423

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 5.9% 11,193
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 5.8% 10,917
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.6% 10,601
April
2021
6.1% 4.7% 5.3% 10,519
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.3% 10,433
February
2021
6.2% 5.0% 5.3% 10,519
January
2021
6.3% 5.3% 5.3% 10,438
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.3% 10,379
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.1% 10,019
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 4.9% 9,549
September
2020
7.8% 7.4% 7.3% 14,399

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.