Stark County's jobless rate remains under 5 percent, but higher than the statewide average, according to estimates from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Stark County's unemployment rate remained below 5 percent in October for the fourth consecutive month, but jobless rates in the area rose during the month when compared with September's figures, according to estimates provided Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The agency estimates Stark County's jobless rate at 4.6 percent in October, which was higher than the 4.3 percent estimate in September and matches the 4.6 percent rate from October 2017.
Canton's jobless rate was estimated at 5.6 percent, coming in higher than the 5.1 percent reported in September and higher than 5.4 percent last year.
Ohio's jobless rate of 4.3 percent also rose in October when compared with 4.1 percent in September. The state rate was lower than the 4.4 percent reported last October.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Ohio is 4.6 percent, matching the September rate and lower than the 4.9 percent reported last year. The U.S. unemployment rate is 3.7 percent, unchanged from September and lower than 4.1 percent reported last year.
Among neighboring counties, Holmes had the lowest unemployment rate at 3.2 percent, higher than 3 percent posted in September and higher than the 3.1 percent reported in October 2017.
Other neighboring counties:
Wayne at 3.5 percent, up from 3.3 percent in September and matching 3.5 percent last year.
Tuscarawas at 4.2 percent, up from 3.9 percent in September and lower than 4.3 percent last year.
Portage at 4.1 percent, up from 3.9 percent in September and lower than 4.2 percent last year.
Summit at 4.4 percent, up from 4.1 percent in September and lower than 4.5 percent last year.
Carroll at 4.8 percent, up from 4.4 percent in September and lower than 5 percent last year.
Columbiana at 4.8 percent, up from 4.5 percent in September and lower than 5.1 percent last year.
Mahoning at 5.7 percent, up from 5.3 percent in September and matching 5.7 percent last year.