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Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pensacola fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Pensacola peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pensacola unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Florida 4.5% -0.1 -0.9
Pensacola 4.0% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 26,793. There are now 17,057 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,219 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 517. Pensacola employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pensacola, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Pensacola 9,736 -623 +198

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pensacola, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployment Rate
Pensacola
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.0% 9,736
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.3% 10,359
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.6% 10,932
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 4.9% 11,720
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.2% 12,405
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.5% 13,224
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 5.1% 12,129
April
2021
6.0% 4.8% 5.4% 12,804
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.2% 12,240
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 5.0% 11,647
January
2021
6.4% 4.8% 4.3% 9,859

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.