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Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jacksonville fell 0.8 percentage points in January 2021 to 4.1%. 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 11.4% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jacksonville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Florida 4.8% -0.3 +1.5
Jacksonville 4.1% -0.8 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 81,214. There are now 48,611 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jacksonville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jacksonville, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Jacksonville 32,603 -5,590 +9,698

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jacksonville, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployment Rate
Jacksonville
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7%
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 4.1% 32,603
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 4.9% 38,193
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 4.9% 37,615
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 4.8% 36,672
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 4.8% 36,808
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 5.6% 42,702
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 8.5% 63,722
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 7.5% 55,038
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 10.6% 76,789
April
2020
14.8% 14.0% 11.4% 81,214

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.