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Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cape Coral fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2014 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Cape Coral peaked in January 2010 at 13.1% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cape Coral unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Florida 5.6% -0.2 -0.7
Cape Coral 5.6% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Cape Coral, Florida, National

Cape Coral, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Cape Coral, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Cape Coral peaked in February 2010 at 36,225. There are now 19,407 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cape Coral employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cape Coral, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Cape Coral 16,818 -412 -1,389

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cape Coral, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Cape Coral
Unemployment Rate
Cape Coral
Unemployed
January
2015
5.7%
December
2014
5.6% 5.6% 5.6% 16,818
November
2014
5.8% 5.8% 5.7% 17,230
October
2014
5.7% 6.0% 5.8% 17,577
September
2014
5.9% 6.1% 5.8% 17,688
August
2014
6.1% 6.3% 5.9% 18,015
July
2014
6.2% 6.2% 5.9% 17,941
June
2014
6.1% 6.2% 6.0% 18,111
May
2014
6.3% 6.3% 6.1% 18,516
April
2014
6.2% 6.2% 6.1% 18,361
March
2014
6.6% 6.3% 6.1% 18,414
February
2014
6.7% 6.2% 6.0% 17,885

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.