Department of Numbers

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2014 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 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 5.4% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Florida 6.1% -0.2 -0.8
Tallahassee 5.5% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 16,782. There are now 6,123 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,324 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 335. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 10,659 -43 -405

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 6.1% 5.5% 10,659
August
2014
6.1% 6.3% 5.5% 10,702
July
2014
6.2% 6.2% 5.5% 10,551
June
2014
6.1% 6.2% 5.5% 10,717
May
2014
6.3% 6.3% 5.7% 10,999
April
2014
6.3% 6.2% 5.7% 11,001
March
2014
6.7% 6.3% 5.6% 10,920
February
2014
6.7% 6.2% 5.5% 10,522
January
2014
6.6% 6.2% 5.4% 10,324
December
2013
6.7% 6.3% 5.5% 10,399
November
2013
7.0% 6.5% 5.6% 10,588
October
2013
7.2% 6.7% 5.7% 10,815
September
2013
7.2% 6.9% 5.8% 11,064

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.