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Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Crestview rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Crestview peaked in February 2010 at 9.0% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Florida 3.6% 0.0 -1.3
Crestview 3.0% +0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Crestview, Florida, National

Crestview, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Crestview, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Crestview peaked in February 2010 at 10,264. There are now 6,445 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,615 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 204.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 3,819 +204 -1,125

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.0% 3,819
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 2.9% 3,615
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.0% 3,757
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.3% 4,184
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.4% 4,227
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.4% 4,261
May
2017
4.3% 4.3% 3.5% 4,383
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 3.6% 4,537
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 3.7% 4,594
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 3.9% 4,915
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.2% 5,172

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.