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Ocala, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocala fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Ocala peaked in January 2010 at 13.4% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in February 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Ocala 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
Ocala 3.5% -0.1 -2.0
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: 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 February 2010 at 17,570. There are now 12,593 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,636 in February 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 341. Ocala employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocala, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocala 4,977 -188 -2,827

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocala, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.5% 4,977
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.6% 5,165
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.8% 5,375
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.9% 5,560
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 4.0% 5,760
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 4.0% 5,732
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 4.1% 5,790
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 4.3% 6,089
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.6% 6,469
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 4.9% 6,874
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 5.1% 7,234

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.