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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Orlando fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Orlando peaked in May 2020 at 22.8% and is now 18.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Orlando unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Florida 4.5% -0.1 -0.9
Orlando 4.5% -0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 307,766. There are now 247,257 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Orlando employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Orlando, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Orlando 60,509 -2,830 -14,331

Number of Unemployed Persons

Orlando, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Orlando
Unemployment Rate
Orlando
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.5% 60,509
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.7% 63,339
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.9% 65,376
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 5.2% 68,532
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.3% 70,312
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 6.1% 80,180
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 5.8% 75,014
April
2021
6.0% 4.8% 6.2% 79,441
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.8% 74,478
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 5.5% 69,535
January
2021
6.4% 4.8% 6.5% 82,576

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.