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Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Deltona fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2021 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Deltona peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Deltona unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Florida 4.9% +0.1 -9.3
Deltona 5.8% -0.3 -8.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Deltona, Florida, National

Deltona, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Deltona, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Deltona peaked in April 2020 at 44,785. There are now 27,071 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,247 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,467.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Deltona 17,714 -888 -24,868

Number of Unemployed Persons

Deltona, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Deltona
Unemployment Rate
Deltona
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 5.8% 17,714
April
2021
6.1% 4.8% 6.1% 18,602
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.8% 17,589
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 5.4% 16,204
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 5.1% 15,316
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 4.5% 13,247
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 4.7% 13,847
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 5.1% 14,893
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 6.2% 18,233
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 7.1% 20,709
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 10.5% 31,022

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.