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Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Naples fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Naples peaked in February 2010 at 12.2% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Naples unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Florida 3.5% +0.1 -0.4
Naples 3.6% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 17,265. There are now 10,819 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,654 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,792. Naples employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Naples, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Naples 6,446 -205 -345

Number of Unemployed Persons

Naples, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Naples
Unemployment Rate
Naples
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.6% 6,446
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.7% 6,651
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.4% 6,019
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.0% 5,212
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 2.7% 4,749
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 2.7% 4,654
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 3.3% 5,630
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.4% 5,889
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 3.6% 6,133
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 6,270
April
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.9% 6,653

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.