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Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tallahassee fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.2%. 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 May 2020 at 9.3% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Tallahassee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Florida 5.1% +0.1 -6.4
Tallahassee 5.2% -0.3 -3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 6,526 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 2,215. Tallahassee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tallahassee, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Tallahassee 10,314 -490 -5,708

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tallahassee, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployment Rate
Tallahassee
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.2% 10,314
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.5% 10,804
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 5.1% 10,029
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 4.8% 4.6% 8,797
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 4.3% 8,099
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 4.4% 8,298
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 4.6% 8,726
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 5.1% 9,636

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.