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North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for North Port fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2023 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in North Port peaked in April 2020 at 13.7% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in October 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare North Port unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -0.1
Florida 2.6% 0.0 -0.5
North Port 2.6% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2023 data as April 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 May 2020 at 46,130. There are now 35,844 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,005 in January 2023, the number of unemployed has now grown by 281. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 10,286 +212 -1,525

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
April
2023
3.4%
March
2023
3.5% 2.6% 2.6% 10,286
February
2023
3.6% 2.6% 2.6% 10,074
January
2023
3.4% 2.6% 2.6% 10,005
December
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 10,204
November
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.6% 10,182
October
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.6% 10,165
September
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 10,204
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.7% 10,292
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 10,447
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.8% 10,714
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.9% 11,075

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.