Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2018 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 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 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
Florida 3.7% 0.0 -0.3

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2018

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 649,161 fewer people unemployed in the state. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 375,416 -7,239 -28,483

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Florida from 1990 to August 2018

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
August 2018 3.9% 3.7% 375,416
July 2018 3.9% 3.7% 382,655
June 2018 4.0% 3.8% 386,820
May 2018 3.8% 3.8% 391,160
April 2018 3.9% 3.9% 397,648
March 2018 4.1% 3.9% 400,410
February 2018 4.1% 3.9% 398,218
January 2018 4.1% 3.9% 397,209
December 2017 4.1% 3.9% 397,032
November 2017 4.1% 3.9% 396,170
October 2017 4.1% 3.9% 395,836
September 2017 4.2% 3.9% 398,971