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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 August 2019 to 3.2%. 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 December 2009 at 12.2% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in September 2018, 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 August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Florida 3.3% 0.0 -0.1
North Port 3.2% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 January 2010 at 36,807. There are now 25,085 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,500 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 222. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 11,722 -98 +76

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.2%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 11,722
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 11,820
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 12,061
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.3% 12,121
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.3% 12,250
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 12,343
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.3% 12,216
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.3% 12,010
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.2% 11,674
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 11,614
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.1% 11,503

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.