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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2016 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Tallahassee peaked in November 2010 at 8.7% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in May 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
Florida 4.8% +0.1 -0.3
Tallahassee 4.9% +0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2016 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 7,417 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,238 in May 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,024. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 9,262 +431 +85

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
November
2016
4.6%
October
2016
4.9% 4.8% 4.9% 9,262
September
2016
5.0% 4.7% 4.7% 8,831
August
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.4% 8,251
July
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.5% 8,364
June
2016
4.9% 4.7% 4.6% 8,502
May
2016
4.7% 4.7% 4.4% 8,238
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

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.