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Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Crestview fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Crestview peaked in February 2010 at 8.9% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Florida 3.4% -0.1 -0.5
Crestview 2.5% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Crestview, Florida, National

Crestview, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Crestview, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Crestview peaked in November 2010 at 10,193. There are now 6,946 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,237 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 10.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 3,247 +10 -733

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.4% 2.5% 3,247
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 2.5% 3,237
August
2018
3.9% 3.7% 2.9% 3,694
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 2.9% 3,834
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 3.0% 3,951
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 2.9% 3,778
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.1% 4,017
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.1% 4,061
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.1% 3,991
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.1% 3,972
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.0% 3,849

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.