Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 4.8% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Canton-Massillon, OH market rose by 1,495 jobs in February and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 28 bps over the same time to 4.1%.

  • Canton-Massillon, OH unemployment rate is 66 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in February versus prior month by 8.3% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Canton-Massillon, OH Unemployment February 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 31,300; +200
  • Education & Healthcare: 30,500; no change
  • Manufacturing: 25,200; no change
  • Government: 19,000; +300
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 17,300; +300
  • Business Services: 16,900; +200
  • Construction, Mining: 8,000; -200
  • Other Jobs: 7,900; no change
  • Financial Services: 7,600; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,400; no change
Canton-Massillon, OH Unemployment by Industry February 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through February 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 6, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.