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Ocala, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocala fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2017 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Ocala peaked in February 2010 at 14.0% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Ocala unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Florida 3.6% -0.2 -1.3
Ocala 4.1% 0.0 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2017 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ocala, Florida, National

Ocala, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ocala, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ocala peaked in February 2010 at 18,537. There are now 13,028 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ocala employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocala, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocala 5,509 -97 -2,373

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocala, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployed
November
2017
4.1%
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.1% 5,509
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 4.1% 5,606
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.6% 6,253
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.8% 6,458
June
2017
4.4% 4.1% 4.8% 6,574
May
2017
4.3% 4.3% 5.0% 6,750
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.1% 7,012
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 5.3% 7,304
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 5.7% 7,856
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 6.0% 8,215
December
2016
4.7% 4.9% 5.7% 7,793

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.