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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Canton 4.1% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 20,439 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,362 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 596. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 7,958 +120 -1,183

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.1% 7,958
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 7,838
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 3.8% 7,504
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.8% 7,381
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.8% 7,362
April
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.9% 7,544
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

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.