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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 September 2022 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Crestview peaked in April 2020 at 13.6% and is now 11.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Florida 2.5% -0.2 -1.4
Crestview 2.2% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 13,095 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 2,957 -8 -950

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.2% 2,957
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.2% 2,965
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.3% 3,045
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 3,133
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.3% 3,184
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.4% 3,249
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

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.