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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2016 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Tallahassee peaked in November 2010 at 8.7% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Florida 4.7% -0.1 -0.7
Tallahassee 4.4% -0.4 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2016 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 16,679. There are now 8,459 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 8,220 -857 -1,901

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
June
2016
4.9% 4.7%
May
2016
4.7% 4.7% 4.4% 8,220
April
2016
5.0% 4.8% 4.8% 9,077
March
2016
5.0% 4.9% 4.7% 8,771
February
2016
4.9% 5.0% 4.6% 8,645
January
2016
4.9% 5.1% 4.9% 9,060
December
2015
5.0% 5.1% 4.8% 8,931
November
2015
5.0% 5.1% 4.9% 9,071
October
2015
5.0% 5.1% 5.0% 9,177
September
2015
5.1% 5.1% 5.0% 9,194
August
2015
5.1% 5.2% 4.9% 9,145
July
2015
5.3% 5.2% 5.0% 9,213

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.