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Ocala, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocala fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.3%. 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 February 2010 at 14.0% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ocala unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Florida 3.8% -0.1 -0.4
Ocala 4.3% -0.2 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 18,526. There are now 12,691 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ocala employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocala, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocala 5,835 -241 -991

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocala, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.3% 5,835
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.5% 6,076
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.6% 6,181
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.5% 6,131
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.7% 6,245
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.5% 6,059
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.6% 6,076
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.5% 6,059
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 4.6% 6,148
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.7% 6,295
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.8% 6,423

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.