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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2015 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Tallahassee peaked in November 2010 at 8.7% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in November 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee 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
Tallahassee 4.8% 0.0 -0.4
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: Tallahassee, Florida, National

Tallahassee, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Tallahassee peaked in November 2010 at 16,651. There are now 7,751 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 8,900 -69 -1,084

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 5.0% 4.8% 8,900
November
2015
5.0% 5.1% 4.8% 8,969
October
2015
5.0% 5.2% 5.0% 9,259
September
2015
5.1% 5.2% 5.0% 9,299
August
2015
5.1% 5.4% 4.9% 9,134
July
2015
5.3% 5.5% 4.9% 9,048
June
2015
5.3% 5.6% 5.1% 9,568
May
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.5% 10,307
April
2015
5.4% 5.6% 5.4% 10,279
March
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.4% 10,186
February
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.3% 10,208

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.