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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in The Villages peaked in February 2010 at 13.8% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare The Villages 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
The Villages 5.1% +0.2 -1.9
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: The Villages, Florida, National

The Villages, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

The Villages, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in The Villages peaked in March 2010 at 3,462. There are now 1,942 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,466 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 54.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 1,520 +54 -567

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 5.1% 1,520
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.9% 1,466
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 5.1% 1,533
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 5.7% 1,727
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.8% 1,740
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.8% 1,760
May
2017
4.3% 4.3% 6.1% 1,844
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 6.1% 1,851
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 6.4% 1,949
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 7.0% 2,117
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 7.1% 2,146

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.