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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.9 percentage points in January 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Tallahassee peaked in April 2020 at 8.7% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Florida 4.8% -0.3 +1.5
Tallahassee 4.4% -0.9 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 16,488. There are now 7,987 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,575 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,926. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 8,501 -1,311 +2,791

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7%
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 4.4% 8,501
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 5.3% 9,812
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 5.2% 9,688
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 5.3% 9,729
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 4.8% 8,893
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 5.4% 10,064
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 8.1% 14,786
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 6.7% 12,014
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 8.4% 14,847
April
2020
14.8% 14.0% 8.7% 14,850

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.