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Gainesville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in January 2010 at 8.2% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
Gainesville 3.1% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gainesville, Florida, National

Gainesville, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gainesville, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gainesville peaked in October 2010 at 11,201. There are now 6,688 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,473 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 40. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 4,513 -24 -76

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.1% 4,513
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.1% 4,537
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.2% 4,583
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.2% 4,628
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.2% 4,674
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.2% 4,649
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.2% 4,600
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.1% 4,507
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.1% 4,496
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.1% 4,473

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.