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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Miami fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Miami peaked in July 2020 at 14.2% and is now 11.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Miami 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
Miami 2.3% -0.2 -1.7
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: Miami, Florida, National

Miami, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Miami, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Miami peaked in July 2020 at 425,515. There are now 351,462 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Miami employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Miami, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Miami 74,053 -3,317 -50,858

Number of Unemployed Persons

Miami, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.3% 74,053
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.5% 77,370
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 81,486
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 86,216
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.9% 90,797
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 95,458
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 100,294
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.4% 105,724
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.6% 111,095
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.8% 117,572
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.8% 116,529

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.