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Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pensacola rose 0.5 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Pensacola peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Pensacola unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Florida 6.4% 0.0 +3.6
Pensacola 5.1% +0.5 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 14,038 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,214 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,122. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 11,336 +1,122 +4,708

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 5.1% 11,336
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 4.6% 10,214
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 4.7% 10,229
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 5.3% 11,579
July
2020
10.2% 11.4% 8.2% 17,909
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 7.0% 14,829
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 10.4% 21,589
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 6,686

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.