Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida rose 0.1 percentage points in March 2014 to 6.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Florida peaked in December 2009 at 11.4% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
Florida 6.3% +0.1 -1.4

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Florida peaked in February 2010 at 1,041,439. There are now 435,407 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 582,986 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 23,046. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 606,032 +17,324 -123,298

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Florida from 1990 to March 2014

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 6.3% 606,032
February 2014 6.7% 6.2% 588,708
January 2014 6.6% 6.2% 582,986
December 2013 6.7% 6.3% 591,819
November 2013 7.0% 6.5% 609,010
October 2013 7.2% 6.7% 629,300
September 2013 7.2% 6.9% 650,766
August 2013 7.2% 7.1% 671,505
July 2013 7.3% 7.3% 687,788
June 2013 7.5% 7.4% 698,869
May 2013 7.5% 7.5% 707,871
April 2013 7.5% 7.6% 717,599
March 2013 7.5% 7.7% 729,330