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North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for North Port fell 1.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in North Port peaked in April 2020 at 14.6% and is now 1.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare North Port unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 13.7% -0.1 +10.5
North Port 13.6% -1.0 +10.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 48,060. There are now 2,044 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 46,016 -2,044 +34,068

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 10.4%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 13.6% 46,016
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 14.6% 48,060
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.4% 16,067
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 10,785
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 2.9% 10,605
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.8% 10,273
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 2.8% 10,357
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.8% 10,492
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.9% 10,687
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.0% 10,948
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.1% 11,269

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.