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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 3.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in April 2020 at 16.6% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Ohio 13.7% -3.9 +9.6
Canton 13.2% -3.4 +8.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 31,918. There are now 6,319 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 25,599 -6,319 +16,884

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 13.2% 25,599
April
2020
14.7% 17.6% 16.6% 31,918
March
2020
4.4% 5.8% 5.5% 10,680
February
2020
3.5% 4.1% 4.7% 9,344
January
2020
3.6% 4.1% 4.7% 9,305
December
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.7% 9,249
November
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.6% 9,225
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.6% 9,198
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 4.6% 9,152
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.6% 9,079
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.5% 8,961

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.