Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Florida peaked in January 2010 at 11.3% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.3% -0.1 -0.2

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Florida peaked in February 2010 at 1,024,577. There are now 680,638 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 341,843 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,096. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 343,939 -5,257 -10,861

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Florida from 1990 to July 2019

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
July 2019 3.7% 3.3% 343,939
June 2019 3.7% 3.4% 349,196
May 2019 3.6% 3.4% 353,481
April 2019 3.6% 3.5% 356,546
March 2019 3.8% 3.5% 359,656
February 2019 3.8% 3.5% 357,166
January 2019 4.0% 3.4% 352,349
December 2018 3.9% 3.3% 344,711
November 2018 3.7% 3.3% 343,485
October 2018 3.8% 3.3% 341,843
September 2018 3.7% 3.3% 343,299
August 2018 3.8% 3.4% 347,608