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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.9%. 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 15.9% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Ohio 4.8% -0.3 -0.8
Canton 4.9% -0.4 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 20,339 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 9,542 -715 -477

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.8% 4.9% 9,542
October
2021
4.6% 5.1% 5.3% 10,257
September
2021
4.7% 5.3% 5.6% 10,799
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 5.8% 11,137
July
2021
5.4% 5.4% 5.9% 11,182
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 5.8% 10,917
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.6% 10,601
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 5.3% 5.3% 10,438

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.