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Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Crestview fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Crestview peaked in February 2010 at 8.9% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Florida 3.5% +0.1 -0.4
Crestview 2.9% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 6,495 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 461.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 3,698 -135 -293

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 2.9% 3,698
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.0% 3,833
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 2.8% 3,643
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 2.5% 3,345
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 2.5% 3,247
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 2.5% 3,237
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 2.9% 3,694
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 2.9% 3,834
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 3.0% 3,951
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 2.9% 3,778
April
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.1% 4,017

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.