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Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Crestview rose 1.2 percentage points in March 2020 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Crestview peaked in January 2010 at 8.8% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in November 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.9 +0.6
Florida 4.4% +1.6 +1.0
Crestview 3.7% +1.2 +0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2020 data as April 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 10,077. There are now 5,327 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,109 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,641.

Unemployed Persons March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 4,750 +1,544 +1,022

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
April
2020
14.7% 12.9%
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 3.7% 4,750
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.5% 3,206
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 3,195
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.4% 3,109
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 2.4% 3,172
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.5% 3,248
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.6% 3,330
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.7% 3,415
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 2.7% 3,496
June
2019
3.7% 3.2% 2.8% 3,566
May
2019
3.6% 3.2% 2.8% 3,627

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.