Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2016 to 4.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Florida peaked in November 2009 at 11.2% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% +0.1 -0.5
Florida 4.9% -0.1 -0.7

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2016

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 542,763 fewer people unemployed in the state. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 477,694 -7,366 -57,578

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Florida from 1990 to March 2016

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
March 2016 5.0% 4.9% 477,694
February 2016 4.9% 5.0% 485,060
January 2016 4.9% 5.1% 494,100
December 2015 5.0% 5.1% 493,028
November 2015 5.0% 5.1% 493,078
October 2015 5.0% 5.1% 494,236
September 2015 5.1% 5.1% 496,045
August 2015 5.1% 5.2% 499,068
July 2015 5.3% 5.2% 504,045
June 2015 5.3% 5.3% 511,027
May 2015 5.5% 5.4% 519,171
April 2015 5.4% 5.5% 527,436