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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Tallahassee peaked in July 2020 at 9.2% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Florida 3.0% -0.2 -2.1
Tallahassee 3.0% -0.1 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 July 2020 at 17,691. There are now 11,748 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 5,943 -197 -3,220

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 5,943
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.1% 6,140
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.2% 6,382
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.3% 6,589
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.5% 6,868
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.5% 6,833
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.5% 6,886
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 3.7% 7,190
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 3.9% 7,575
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 4.1% 7,986
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 4.3% 8,380

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.