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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2017 to 3.3%. 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 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Florida 3.6% -0.2 -1.3
Tallahassee 3.3% 0.0 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2017 data as November 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 10,255 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 6,424 -4 -2,647

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
November
2017
4.1%
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.3% 6,424
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.3% 6,428
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.7% 7,113
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.7% 7,247
June
2017
4.4% 4.1% 3.9% 7,567
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

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.