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Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in May 2020 at 11.1% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Florida 2.5% -0.2 -1.4
Jacksonville 2.5% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 63,137 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 20,866 -118 -6,746

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.5% 20,866
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.5% 20,984
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 21,349
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 21,884
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.7% 22,140
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.8% 22,796
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

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.