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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 April 2022 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Miami peaked in July 2020 at 14.2% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Miami unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Florida 3.0% -0.2 -2.1
Miami 3.0% -0.2 -2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 330,091 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Miami employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Miami, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Miami 95,424 -4,870 -78,894

Number of Unemployed Persons

Miami, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 95,424
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.8% 117,455
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 4.0% 124,911
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.4% 135,107
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 4.8% 146,325
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 5.1% 156,857

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.