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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gulfport rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Gulfport peaked in August 2011 at 9.8% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Gulfport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Mississippi 4.8% -0.1 -0.8
Gulfport 4.9% +0.3 -0.8
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: Gulfport, Mississippi, National

Gulfport, Mississippi monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gulfport peaked in September 2011 at 17,319. There are now 9,231 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,611 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 477.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Gulfport 8,088 +477 -1,334

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.8% 4.9% 8,088
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.6% 7,611
September
2017
4.2% 5.2% 5.0% 8,285
August
2017
4.4% 5.3% 5.3% 8,777
July
2017
4.3% 5.2% 5.6% 9,368
June
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.4% 8,884
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.3% 8,789
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.0% 8,322
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 5.1% 8,481
February
2017
4.7% 5.2% 5.1% 8,452
January
2017
4.8% 5.5% 5.9% 9,832

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.