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Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Crestview rose 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Crestview peaked in April 2020 at 13.9% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in September 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Florida 6.4% 0.0 +3.6
Crestview 4.3% +0.4 +1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 April 2020 at 16,283. There are now 10,834 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,852 in September 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 597.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 5,449 +542 +2,277

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 4.3% 5,449
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 3.9% 4,907
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 3.9% 4,852
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 4.6% 5,544
July
2020
10.2% 11.4% 7.2% 8,472
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 6.4% 7,457
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 10.3% 11,958
April
2020
14.8% 13.8% 13.9% 16,283
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 3.7% 4,787
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.5% 3,206
January
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.5% 3,195

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.