Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2019 to 3.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% 0.0 -0.4
Florida 3.0% -0.1 -0.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 713,271 fewer people unemployed in the state. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 311,306 -11,227 -33,405

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
January 2020 3.6%
December 2019 3.5% 3.0% 311,306
November 2019 3.5% 3.1% 322,533
October 2019 3.6% 3.2% 330,625
September 2019 3.5% 3.2% 336,039
August 2019 3.7% 3.3% 341,797
July 2019 3.7% 3.3% 343,996
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