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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 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 December 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Florida 6.2% 0.0 -1.7
Tallahassee 5.5% +0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 16,761. There are now 6,192 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,282 in December 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 287. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 10,569 +233 -2,036

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 6.3%
February
2014
6.7% 6.2% 5.5% 10,569
January
2014
6.6% 6.2% 5.4% 10,336
December
2013
6.7% 6.3% 5.4% 10,282
November
2013
7.0% 6.5% 5.5% 10,417
October
2013
7.2% 6.7% 5.6% 10,516
September
2013
7.2% 6.9% 5.7% 10,716
August
2013
7.2% 7.1% 5.8% 10,971
July
2013
7.3% 7.3% 6.0% 11,277
June
2013
7.5% 7.4% 6.2% 11,632
May
2013
7.5% 7.5% 6.3% 11,828
April
2013
7.5% 7.6% 6.4% 12,042
March
2013
7.5% 7.7% 6.5% 12,246

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.