Department of Numbers

Florida Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Florida rose 0.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate for Florida in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also see Florida unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 14.5% +0.7 +11.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Florida, National

Florida monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Florida in May 2020 is at a new high of 1,412,370. Florida job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Florida 1,412,370 +106,538 +1,081,422

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Florida from 1990 to May 2020

Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployed
June 2020 11.1%
May 2020 13.3% 14.5% 1,412,370
April 2020 14.7% 13.8% 1,305,832
March 2020 4.4% 4.4% 457,308
February 2020 3.5% 2.8% 290,724
January 2020 3.6% 2.8% 291,383
December 2019 3.5% 2.9% 297,440
November 2019 3.5% 2.8% 296,723
October 2019 3.6% 2.9% 297,948
September 2019 3.5% 2.9% 303,781
August 2019 3.7% 3.0% 311,096
July 2019 3.7% 3.1% 318,402