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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee peaked in October 2010 at 8.6% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tallahassee 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
Tallahassee 3.2% -0.1 -0.2
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: 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 October 2010 at 16,485. There are now 10,137 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 6,348 -48 -151

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 6,348
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 6,396
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.3% 6,475
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.3% 6,538
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 6,602
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 6,580
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.3% 6,525
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.3% 6,396
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.3% 6,380
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.3% 6,349

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.