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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 2019 to 3.4%. 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 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Pensacola unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Florida 3.5% +0.1 -0.4
Pensacola 3.4% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 21,238. There are now 13,445 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,788 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,005. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 7,793 -264 -772

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 7,793
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.5% 8,057
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.3% 7,581
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.0% 6,864
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.0% 6,829
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.0% 6,788
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 3.4% 7,670
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.5% 7,899
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 3.5% 7,943
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.5% 7,894
April
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.7% 8,383

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.