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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 April 2022 to 2.9%. 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 April 2020 at 11.5% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pensacola 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
Pensacola 2.9% -0.1 -1.8
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: 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 17,645 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 6,857 -234 -3,847

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.9% 6,857
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.4% 7,956
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 3.6% 8,363
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 3.8% 8,883
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 4.1% 9,424
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 4.3% 9,903

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.