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Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pensacola fell 0.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.2 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Pensacola peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 0.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pensacola unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 14.5% +0.7 +11.3
Pensacola 11.3% -0.9 +8.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 25,374. There are now 1,658 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 23,716 -1,658 +16,457

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 11.3% 23,716
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 12.2% 25,374
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.4% 10,114
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 6,757
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 2.9% 6,686
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.8% 6,552
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 6,628
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.9% 6,719
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.0% 6,815
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.0% 6,912
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.1% 7,012

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.