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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Miami fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 7.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Miami peaked in April 2020 at 13.8% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Miami unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Florida 6.4% 0.0 +3.6
Miami 7.2% -0.4 +4.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 397,291. There are now 178,554 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Miami employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Miami, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Miami 218,737 -12,617 +140,828

Number of Unemployed Persons

Miami, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 7.2% 218,737
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 7.6% 231,354
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 9.5% 296,125
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 8.0% 244,207
July
2020
10.2% 11.4% 13.2% 397,291
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 11.2% 328,062
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 13.5% 385,236
April
2020
14.8% 13.8% 13.8% 385,468
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.2% 129,386
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.4% 77,536
January
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.5% 78,150

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.