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Canton-Massillon, Ohio Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Canton fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Ohio rate. The unemployment rate in Canton peaked in December 2009 at 12.7% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Canton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 -0.6
Canton 4.3% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 January 2010 at 26,015. There are now 17,384 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,601 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 30. Canton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Canton, Ohio) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Canton 8,631 +30 -982

Number of Unemployed Persons

Canton, Ohio Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Ohio
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployment Rate
Canton
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.1%
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.3% 8,631
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.3% 8,601
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.4% 8,836
April
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.6% 9,155
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.8% 9,631
February
2019
3.8% 4.6% 5.0% 9,935
January
2019
4.0% 4.7% 5.1% 10,113
December
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.0% 9,979
November
2018
3.7% 4.6% 5.0% 9,969
October
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.0% 9,880

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.