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Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Crestview fell 2.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.4 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Crestview peaked in April 2020 at 13.9% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Crestview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 13.7% -0.1 +10.5
Crestview 11.3% -2.6 +8.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 April 2020 at 16,283. There are now 3,091 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Crestview 13,192 -3,091 +9,565

Number of Unemployed Persons

Crestview, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployment Rate
Crestview
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.4%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 11.3% 13,192
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 13.9% 16,283
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 3.7% 4,787
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

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.