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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.4%. 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 November 2010 at 8.7% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Florida 3.5% +0.1 -0.4
Tallahassee 3.4% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 16,649. There are now 9,978 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,808 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 863. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 6,671 -227 -512

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 6,671
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.5% 6,898
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.3% 6,545
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.1% 5,932
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.1% 5,902
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.0% 5,808
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 3.4% 6,599
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.5% 6,823
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 3.5% 6,785
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.5% 6,700
April
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.7% 7,131

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.