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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee rose 0.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 5.6 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate for Tallahassee in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Tallahassee 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
Tallahassee 8.9% +0.2 +5.6
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: Tallahassee, Florida, National

Tallahassee, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Tallahassee peaked in November 2010 at 16,488. There are now 875 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,575 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 10,038. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 15,613 +763 +9,289

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 8.9% 15,613
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 8.7% 14,850
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.3% 8,442
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 5,716
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 2.9% 5,710
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.8% 5,575
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 5,689
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.0% 5,821
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.0% 5,954
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.1% 6,073
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.2% 6,168

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.