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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 February 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Pensacola peaked in December 2009 at 10.2% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Pensacola unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Pensacola 3.8% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 November 2010 at 21,841. There are now 13,349 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,687 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 805. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 8,492 -211 -2,116

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.8% 8,492
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.9% 8,703
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 8,106
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 8,236
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.5% 7,696
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.5% 7,687
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.9% 8,501
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.9% 8,563
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.1% 8,977
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.2% 9,184
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 4.3% 9,585

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.