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North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for North Port fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in North Port peaked in April 2020 at 15.0% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare North Port unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Florida 4.9% +0.1 -9.3
North Port 4.6% -0.2 -8.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: North Port, Florida, National

North Port, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

North Port, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in North Port peaked in April 2020 at 51,741. There are now 34,420 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,146 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,175. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 17,321 -581 -29,760

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 4.6% 17,321
April
2021
6.1% 4.8% 4.8% 17,902
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.0% 18,449
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 4.6% 17,073
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 4.3% 15,558
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 3.9% 14,146
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 4.1% 14,856
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 4.5% 16,099
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 5.1% 18,362
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 6.1% 21,493
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 9.3% 33,243

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.