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Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pensacola rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Pensacola peaked in December 2009 at 10.2% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Pensacola 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
Pensacola 3.7% +0.2 -1.2
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: Pensacola, Florida, National

Pensacola, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Pensacola, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Pensacola peaked in November 2010 at 21,841. There are now 13,687 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,687 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 467. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 8,154 +458 -2,457

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.7% 8,154
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.5% 7,696
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.5% 7,687
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.9% 8,501
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.9% 8,563
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.1% 8,977
May
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.2% 9,184
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.3% 9,585
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.4% 9,831
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 4.8% 10,608
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 11,087

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.