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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 February 2021 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Crestview peaked in April 2020 at 13.9% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Florida 4.7% -0.1 +1.4
Crestview 2.9% 0.0 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 16,283. There are now 12,435 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,811 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 37.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 3,848 +37 +642

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 2.9% 3,848
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 2.9% 3,811
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 4.0% 5,030
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 3.9% 4,943
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 3.9% 4,907
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 3.9% 4,852
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 4.6% 5,544
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 7.2% 8,472
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 6.4% 7,457
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 10.3% 11,958
April
2020
14.8% 14.0% 13.9% 16,283

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.