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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Orlando fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Orlando peaked in May 2020 at 22.4% and is now 19.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Orlando 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
Orlando 3.3% -0.2 -2.5
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: Orlando, Florida, National

Orlando, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Orlando, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Orlando peaked in May 2020 at 301,158. There are now 255,873 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Orlando employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Orlando, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Orlando 45,285 -2,276 -30,209

Number of Unemployed Persons

Orlando, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Orlando
Unemployment Rate
Orlando
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.3% 45,285
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.5% 47,561
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.6% 50,047
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.8% 52,064
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 4.0% 54,254
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 4.0% 53,934
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 4.0% 54,396
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 4.2% 57,278
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.5% 61,148
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 4.9% 65,347
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 5.2% 69,148

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.