The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area unemployment numbers are out. Here’s a snapshot of what took shape in May:
The unemployment rate in our area decreased month-over-month from 13.2% to 13.1%, potentially benefitting slightly from the beginning of the business and government reopenings taking place across the state.
In other areas, we saw mixed results:
- Pensacola unemployment dipped to 11% in May from 11.8% from April.
- Gainesville and Tallahassee areas were the only regions in single digits, both at 8.7% for the month
- Tallahassee increased from 8.3% in April, while Gainesville was at 8.8%.
Download the Tampa MSA one-sheet for more details on unemployment for the month.