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Ocala, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocala fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Ocala peaked in February 2010 at 14.0% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ocala unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Florida 5.0% -0.1 -0.7
Ocala 5.7% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 18,550. There are now 10,950 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ocala employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocala, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocala 7,600 -98 -1,145

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocala, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 5.0% 5.7% 7,600
November
2015
5.0% 5.1% 5.8% 7,698
October
2015
5.0% 5.2% 6.1% 8,028
September
2015
5.1% 5.2% 6.1% 8,076
August
2015
5.1% 5.4% 6.2% 8,189
July
2015
5.3% 5.5% 6.3% 8,333
June
2015
5.3% 5.6% 6.4% 8,421
May
2015
5.5% 5.7% 6.9% 9,083
April
2015
5.4% 5.6% 6.7% 8,784
March
2015
5.5% 5.7% 6.7% 8,880
February
2015
5.5% 5.7% 6.7% 8,910

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.