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Ocala, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocala fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Ocala peaked in January 2010 at 13.9% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Ocala 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
Ocala 4.0% 0.0 -0.2
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: Ocala, Florida, National

Ocala, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ocala, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ocala peaked in January 2010 at 18,390. There are now 12,934 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,408 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 48. Ocala employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocala, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocala 5,456 -93 -226

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocala, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 4.0% 5,456
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.0% 5,549
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 4.1% 5,579
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 4.1% 5,637
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.1% 5,683
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.1% 5,664
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 4.1% 5,605
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.0% 5,466
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 4.0% 5,442
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.0% 5,408

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.