Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2015 to 5.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Florida peaked in November 2009 at 11.2% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Florida 5.7% +0.1 -0.6

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Florida peaked in January 2010 at 1,020,457. There are now 475,488 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 544,568 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 401. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 544,969 +401 -54,118

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Florida from 1990 to May 2015

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
May 2015 5.5% 5.7% 544,969
April 2015 5.4% 5.6% 544,568
March 2015 5.5% 5.7% 549,269
February 2015 5.5% 5.7% 550,174
January 2015 5.7% 5.7% 553,885
December 2014 5.6% 5.7% 553,574
November 2014 5.8% 5.7% 554,707
October 2014 5.7% 5.8% 557,544
September 2014 5.9% 5.8% 561,064
August 2014 6.1% 5.9% 566,024
July 2014 6.2% 6.0% 574,209
June 2014 6.1% 6.1% 585,969