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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 May 2019 to 2.8%. 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 January 2010 at 8.8% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.4% -0.1 -0.3
Crestview 2.8% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2019 data as June 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 10,075. There are now 6,426 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,562 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 87.

Unemployed Persons May 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 3,649 -30 -239

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
June
2019
3.7%
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 2.8% 3,649
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 2.9% 3,679
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 2.9% 3,690
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 2.9% 3,667
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 2.8% 3,643
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 2.8% 3,591
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 2.8% 3,580
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 2.8% 3,562
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 2.8% 3,576
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 2.9% 3,622
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 2.9% 3,700

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.