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Gainesville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gainesville fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Gainesville peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Gainesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Florida 4.5% -0.1 -0.9
Gainesville 3.7% -0.3 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 April 2020 at 12,905. There are now 7,308 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,159 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 438. Gainesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gainesville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gainesville 5,597 -345 +264

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gainesville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployment Rate
Gainesville
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 3.7% 5,597
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.0% 5,942
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.1% 6,211
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 4.4% 6,565
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 4.5% 6,769
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 4.7% 6,961
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 4.1% 6,092
April
2021
6.0% 4.8% 4.2% 6,156
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 4.3% 6,267
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 4.6% 6,607
January
2021
6.4% 4.8% 3.9% 5,569

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.