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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 July 2019 to 3.2%. 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 January 2010 at 10.2% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Pensacola unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
Pensacola 3.2% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 21,087. There are now 13,797 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 7,290 -134 -212

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 7,290
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 7,424
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.3% 7,519
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.3% 7,619
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 7,677
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.3% 7,642
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.3% 7,563
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.2% 7,393
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 7,372
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.2% 7,327

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.