Department of Numbers

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Naples rose 0.5 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Naples peaked in February 2010 at 12.2% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Naples unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Florida 3.6% 0.0 -1.3
Naples 3.9% +0.5 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Naples, Florida, National

Naples, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Naples, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Naples peaked in March 2010 at 17,374. There are now 10,816 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,728 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 830. Naples employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Naples, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Naples 6,558 +728 -1,573

Number of Unemployed Persons

Naples, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Naples
Unemployment Rate
Naples
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.9% 6,558
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.4% 5,830
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.4% 5,728
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.7% 6,418
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.9% 6,615
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.1% 6,915
May
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.3% 7,249
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.5% 7,571
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 4.7% 7,873
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 5.0% 8,454
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 5.2% 8,758

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.