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Ocala, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocala fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Ocala peaked in February 2010 at 14.0% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ocala unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Florida 3.4% -0.1 -0.5
Ocala 3.6% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 13,566 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ocala employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocala, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocala 4,960 -2 -1,099

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocala, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployment Rate
Ocala
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 4,960
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.7% 4,962
August
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.3% 5,757
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.5% 6,073
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 4.4% 6,038
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.3% 5,838
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

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.