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North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for North Port fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in North Port peaked in April 2020 at 14.6% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare North Port unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Florida 4.7% -0.1 +1.4
North Port 3.8% -0.1 +0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 48,060. There are now 34,070 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,986 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 13,990 +4 +3,205

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 3.8% 13,990
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 3.9% 13,986
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 4.9% 17,818
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 5.0% 17,763
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 5.0% 17,816
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 5.0% 17,619
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 5.9% 20,665
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 9.2% 32,102
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 8.4% 28,611
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 12.5% 41,984
April
2020
14.8% 14.0% 14.6% 48,060

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.