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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2015 to 5.5%. 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 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Florida 5.7% +0.1 -0.6
Tallahassee 5.5% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2015 data as June 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 6,378 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,984 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 289. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 10,273 -6 -969

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
June
2015
5.3% 5.5%
May
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.5% 10,273
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
January
2015
5.7% 5.7% 5.4% 10,334
December
2014
5.6% 5.7% 5.2% 9,984
November
2014
5.8% 5.7% 5.4% 10,356
October
2014
5.7% 5.8% 5.6% 10,621
September
2014
5.9% 5.8% 5.7% 10,790
August
2014
6.1% 5.9% 5.7% 10,893
July
2014
6.2% 6.0% 5.7% 10,843

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.