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Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in January 2010 at 10.9% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.5% 0.0 -0.3
Jacksonville 3.4% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2019 data as April 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 September 2010 at 75,319. There are now 49,067 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 24,505 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,747. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 26,252 +168 -1,947

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
April
2019
3.6%
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 26,252
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 26,084
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.3% 25,676
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.2% 24,881
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 24,786
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.2% 24,577
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 24,505
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 3.2% 24,695
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.3% 25,225
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 3.4% 26,005
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.5% 26,852

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.