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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 2015 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Cape Coral peaked in January 2010 at 13.0% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cape Coral unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Florida 5.0% -0.1 -0.7
Cape Coral 4.6% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 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 36,124. There are now 21,344 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 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Cape Coral 14,780 -66 -2,114

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cape Coral, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Cape Coral
Unemployment Rate
Cape Coral
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 5.0% 4.6% 14,780
November
2015
5.0% 5.1% 4.7% 14,846
October
2015
5.0% 5.2% 4.8% 15,117
September
2015
5.1% 5.2% 4.9% 15,091
August
2015
5.1% 5.4% 4.9% 15,123
July
2015
5.3% 5.5% 5.0% 15,296
June
2015
5.3% 5.6% 5.1% 15,698
May
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.4% 17,049
April
2015
5.4% 5.6% 5.4% 16,879
March
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.4% 16,733
February
2015
5.5% 5.7% 5.4% 16,895

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.