Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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 10.9 percentage points lower. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Florida 3.0% -0.2 -2.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 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 1,072,900 fewer people unemployed in the state. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 320,591 -18,410 -202,240

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 3.0% 320,591
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
October 2021 4.6% 3.7% 386,198
September 2021 4.7% 3.9% 403,530
August 2021 5.2% 4.3% 447,894
July 2021 5.4% 4.5% 468,306
June 2021 5.9% 4.8% 498,734