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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Miami fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Miami peaked in November 2009 at 11.1% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Miami unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
Miami 3.2% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 December 2009 at 308,696. There are now 205,505 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Miami employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Miami, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Miami 103,191 -2,552 -6,954

Number of Unemployed Persons

Miami, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 103,191
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 105,743
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.4% 107,874
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.4% 109,560
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.5% 111,416
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.5% 111,691
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.5% 110,969
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.4% 107,690
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.4% 107,331
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.4% 106,706

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.