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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Tallahassee peaked in May 2020 at 9.3% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Florida 4.5% -0.1 -0.9
Tallahassee 4.2% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 May 2020 at 16,840. There are now 8,457 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,099 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 284. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 8,383 -472 +85

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.2% 8,383
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.5% 8,855
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.7% 9,234
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 4.9% 9,806
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.2% 10,305
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.5% 10,804
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 5.1% 10,029
April
2021
6.0% 4.8% 5.3% 10,383
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.0% 9,640
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 5.3% 10,127
January
2021
6.4% 4.8% 4.6% 8,797

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.