Stark County's estimated unemployment rate remained below 4% for the second consecutive month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported last week.
The jobless rate came in at 3.5% in November, down from 3.9% in October, according to data released by the state agency. The most recent estimate is lower than the 4.5% unemployment reported in November 2020.
Canton's estimated unemployment rate was 4.5%, down from 5% in October and 6.2% last year. Massillon's jobless rate was estimated at 3.8% in November, down from 4.1% in October and 4.9% a year ago
Stark County matched the state's unemployment rate of 3.5% in November, which was below the 3.8% reported in October and 4.9% a year ago. Those rates are not seasonally adjusted.
Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.8%, down from 5.1% estimated in October and 5.6% in November 2020. That compared with a national unemployment rate of 4.2%, which fell from 4.6% in October and is down from 6.7% last year.
Holmes County continued to report Ohio's lowest estimated jobless rate, coming at 2% in November compared with 2.4% in October and 2.1% in November 2020.
Estimated rates in November for adjoining counties:
Wayne at 2.6%, compared with 3% in October and 3.1% last year.
Portage at 3.2%, compared with 3.6% in October and 4.1% last year.
Tuscarawas at 3.3% compared with 3.7% in October and 4.1% last year.
Summit at 3.6%, compared with 4% in October and 4.8% last year.
Carroll at 3.9%, compared with 4.2% in October and 5% last year.
Columbiana at 4.1%, compared with 4.4% in October and 5.1% last year.
Mahoning at 4.3%, compared with 4.8% in October and 5.7% last year.
This article originally appeared on The Repository: Stark County's jobless rate below 4% according to government data