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Ocala, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocala fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2014 to 7.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Ocala peaked in January 2010 at 13.8% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.1% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Ocala unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Florida 6.1% -0.2 -0.8
Ocala 7.1% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2014 data as October 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 18,492. There are now 9,143 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ocala employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocala, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocala 9,349 -92 -1,011

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocala, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployed
October
2014
5.8% 6.0%
September
2014
5.9% 6.1% 7.1% 9,349
August
2014
6.1% 6.3% 7.2% 9,441
July
2014
6.2% 6.2% 7.1% 9,352
June
2014
6.1% 6.2% 7.1% 9,395
May
2014
6.3% 6.3% 7.3% 9,668
April
2014
6.3% 6.2% 7.3% 9,651
March
2014
6.7% 6.3% 7.3% 9,735
February
2014
6.7% 6.2% 7.2% 9,513
January
2014
6.6% 6.2% 7.2% 9,424
December
2013
6.7% 6.3% 7.3% 9,630
November
2013
7.0% 6.5% 7.5% 9,840
October
2013
7.2% 6.7% 7.7% 10,091

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.