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Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in February 2010 at 11.0% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.4
Jacksonville 3.5% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 March 2010 at 76,008. There are now 48,816 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 27,192 -933 -4,418

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.8%
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.5% 27,192
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 28,125
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 27,908
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 28,400
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 27,663
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 27,916
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 27,953
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.7% 28,241
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.7% 28,638
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.8% 29,003
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.9% 29,782

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.