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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Tallahassee peaked in July 2020 at 9.2% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Florida 2.5% -0.2 -1.4
Tallahassee 2.6% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 12,487 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 5,204 -57 -1,986

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.6% 5,204
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.6% 5,261
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 5,421
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.8% 5,624
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.9% 5,793
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

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.