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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 2018 to 3.0%. 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 9.0% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Crestview 3.0% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 February 2010 at 10,264. There are now 6,347 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,615 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 302.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 3,917 -2 -998

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.0% 3,917
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.1% 3,919
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.0% 3,754
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.0% 3,829
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 2.9% 3,615
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.0% 3,757
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.3% 4,184
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.4% 4,227
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.4% 4,261
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 3.5% 4,383
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 3.6% 4,537

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.