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Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Jacksonville peaked in April 2020 at 11.9% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jacksonville 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
Jacksonville 3.8% -0.3 -0.4
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: 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 April 2020 at 88,420. There are now 56,642 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 31,778 -1,929 -1,049

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 3.8% 31,778
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.1% 33,707
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.3% 35,500
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 4.6% 38,178
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.0% 40,792
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.4% 43,982
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 5.0% 40,390
April
2021
6.0% 4.8% 5.3% 42,744
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.0% 40,487
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 4.9% 39,169
January
2021
6.4% 4.8% 4.5% 35,673

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.