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Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pensacola fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Pensacola peaked in April 2020 at 11.5% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pensacola unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Florida 2.5% -0.2 -1.4
Pensacola 2.5% -0.1 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Pensacola, Florida, National

Pensacola, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Pensacola, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Pensacola peaked in April 2020 at 24,502. There are now 18,454 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 6,048 -69 -2,315

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.5% 6,048
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.6% 6,117
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 6,300
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.8% 6,519
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.8% 6,669
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.9% 6,863
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.0% 7,091
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.1% 7,365
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.2% 7,609
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.4% 7,925
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.4% 7,883

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.