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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 April 2022 to 2.4%. 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 April 2020 at 13.6% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Florida 3.0% -0.2 -2.1
Crestview 2.4% -0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 16,052. There are now 12,801 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 3,251 -91 -1,847

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.4% 3,251
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.5% 3,342
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 2.6% 3,458
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 2.6% 3,557
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 2.8% 3,706
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 2.7% 3,684
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 2.8% 3,717
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 2.9% 3,907
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 3.1% 4,153
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 3.3% 4,417
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 3.5% 4,661

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.