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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Miami rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate for Miami in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Miami unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 13.7% -0.1 +10.5
Miami 13.9% +0.1 +11.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 396,961. Miami employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Miami, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Miami 396,961 +11,493 +305,123

Number of Unemployed Persons

Miami, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployment Rate
Miami
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 10.4%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 13.9% 396,961
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 78,150
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.4% 76,478
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 2.5% 77,909
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.5% 79,752
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.6% 81,787
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.7% 83,950
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 2.7% 86,210

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.