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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 October 2018 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in North Port peaked in December 2009 at 12.2% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in September 2018, 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Florida 3.4% -0.1 -0.5
North Port 2.8% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 37,094. There are now 26,869 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,154 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 71. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 10,225 +71 -2,447

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.4% 2.8% 10,225
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 2.8% 10,154
August
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.3% 12,056
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.4% 12,558
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 3.5% 12,825
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 3.3% 12,261
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.5% 12,688
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 13,147
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 13,130
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 13,195
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.5% 12,750

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.