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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.1 percentage points in June 2017 to 3.9%. 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 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Florida 4.1% -0.2 -0.8
Tallahassee 3.9% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2017 data as July 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 16,679. There are now 9,163 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 7,516 -208 -1,133

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
July
2017
4.3% 4.1%
June
2017
4.4% 4.1% 3.9% 7,516
May
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.0% 7,724
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.3% 8,278
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.4% 8,536
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 4.7% 9,067
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 9,558
December
2016
4.7% 4.9% 4.7% 8,906
November
2016
4.6% 4.9% 4.7% 8,944
October
2016
4.8% 4.9% 4.8% 9,071
September
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.8% 9,030
August
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.6% 8,739

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.