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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Tallahassee peaked in November 2010 at 8.7% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.4
Tallahassee 3.7% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 November 2010 at 16,649. There are now 9,521 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,913 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 215. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 7,128 -171 -868

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.8%
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.7% 7,128
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.8% 7,299
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 7,183
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 7,119
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 6,913
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 7,041
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 7,072
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.7% 7,145
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.8% 7,308
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.9% 7,430
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.0% 7,554

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.