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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee rose 0.6 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.9%. 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 2.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in September 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Florida 6.3% -0.1 +3.5
Tallahassee 5.9% +0.6 +3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 November 2010 at 16,488. There are now 5,565 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 5,348. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 10,923 +1,194 +5,234

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 6.1%
November
2020
6.7% 6.3% 5.9% 10,923
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 5.3% 9,729
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 4.8% 8,893
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 5.4% 10,064
July
2020
10.2% 11.4% 8.1% 14,786
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 6.7% 12,014
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 8.4% 14,847
April
2020
14.8% 13.8% 8.7% 14,850
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.3% 8,442
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 5,716
January
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 5,710

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.