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Gainesville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in April 2020 at 9.0% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Florida 2.5% -0.2 -1.4
Gainesville 2.4% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 May 2020 at 12,101. There are now 8,483 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 3,618 -2 -1,137

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.4% 3,618
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.4% 3,620
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 3,681
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 3,755
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.6% 3,833
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.6% 3,899
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.7% 4,018
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 2.8% 4,165
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 2.9% 4,306
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.1% 4,511
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.1% 4,486

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.