Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2014 to 6.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Florida peaked in December 2009 at 11.4% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Florida 6.0% -0.1 -0.7

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 463,047 fewer people unemployed in the state. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 578,392 -12,223 -50,908

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
October 2014 5.8% 6.0% 578,392
September 2014 5.9% 6.1% 590,615
August 2014 6.1% 6.3% 604,277
July 2014 6.2% 6.2% 597,958
June 2014 6.1% 6.2% 598,376
May 2014 6.3% 6.3% 607,556
April 2014 6.3% 6.2% 598,934
March 2014 6.7% 6.3% 606,669
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