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North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for North Port rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.5%. 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 14.0% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare North Port unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Florida 2.6% -0.1 -0.9
North Port 2.5% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 46,789. There are now 36,963 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,462 in September 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 364. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 9,826 +202 -1,979

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.5% 9,826
October
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.4% 9,624
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.4% 9,462
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.4% 9,523
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 9,765
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.6% 10,025
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.6% 10,100
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.7% 10,366
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.8% 10,754
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 2.9% 11,150
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.0% 11,452

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.