Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Florida peaked in May 2020 at 13.9% and is now 11.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Florida 2.5% -0.2 -1.4

Note: All comparisons are made with September data as October state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Florida peaked in May 2020 at 1,393,491. There are now 1,127,061 fewer people unemployed in the state. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 266,430 -26,179 -137,100

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Florida from 1990 to September 2022

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 2.5% 266,430
August 2022 3.7% 2.7% 292,609
July 2022 3.5% 2.7% 283,170
June 2022 3.6% 2.8% 302,128
May 2022 3.6% 2.9% 312,361
April 2022 3.6% 3.0% 320,946
March 2022 3.6% 3.2% 339,001
February 2022 3.8% 3.3% 347,444
January 2022 4.0% 3.5% 363,397
December 2021 3.9% 3.5% 363,597
November 2021 4.2% 3.5% 366,628