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Gainesville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.8 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in April 2020 at 9.2% and is now 0.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gainesville 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
Gainesville 8.9% -0.3 +5.8
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: Gainesville, Florida, National

Gainesville, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gainesville, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gainesville in May 2020 is at a new high of 11,885. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 11,885 +14 +7,415

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.4%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 8.9% 11,885
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 9.2% 11,871
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.0% 5,875
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.7% 3,995
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 3,998
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.6% 3,904
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 2.7% 3,988
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.8% 4,087
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.8% 4,187
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.9% 4,278

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.