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Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in May 2020 at 11.1% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jacksonville 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
Jacksonville 2.8% -0.1 -1.7
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: Jacksonville, Florida, National

Jacksonville, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Jacksonville, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Jacksonville peaked in May 2020 at 84,003. There are now 61,236 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 22,767 -904 -12,828

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.8% 22,767
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.9% 23,671
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.0% 24,666
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.2% 25,484
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.3% 26,453
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.3% 26,313
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.3% 26,477
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 3.4% 27,612
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 3.6% 29,115
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 3.9% 30,806
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 4.1% 32,451

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.