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Gainesville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in April 2020 at 9.0% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Florida 3.0% -0.2 -2.1
Gainesville 2.6% -0.1 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 8,203 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 3,898 -120 -2,131

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.6% 3,898
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.1% 4,528
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 3.2% 4,755
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 3.4% 5,039
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 3.6% 5,327
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 3.8% 5,582

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.