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North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for North Port rose 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in North Port peaked in April 2020 at 14.6% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in September 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare North Port unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Florida 6.4% 0.0 +3.6
North Port 5.4% +0.4 +2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 48,060. There are now 28,803 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 17,619 in September 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,638. North Port employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in North Port, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
North Port 19,257 +1,441 +8,900

Number of Unemployed Persons

North Port, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployment Rate
North Port
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 5.4% 19,257
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 5.0% 17,816
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 5.0% 17,619
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 5.9% 20,665
July
2020
10.2% 11.4% 9.2% 32,102
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 8.4% 28,611
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 12.5% 41,984
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 10,605

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.