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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 February 2018 to 3.6%. 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 December 2009 at 12.2% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare North Port unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
North Port 3.6% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 February 2010 at 37,166. There are now 24,039 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,440 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,687. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 13,127 -6 -3,554

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 13,127
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 13,133
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.5% 12,792
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.4% 12,568
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.1% 11,440
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.2% 11,537
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.6% 13,222
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.7% 13,460
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.8% 13,858
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 3.9% 14,232
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 4.0% 14,625

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.