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Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Punta Gorda fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda peaked in January 2010 at 13.3% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Punta Gorda 4.1% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Punta Gorda, Florida, National

Punta Gorda, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Punta Gorda peaked in February 2010 at 8,673. There are now 5,765 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,657 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 251. Punta Gorda employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Punta Gorda, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 2,908 -23 -908

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.1% 2,908
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.1% 2,931
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.1% 2,952
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.0% 2,881
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 2,657
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.8% 2,727
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.3% 3,108
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.4% 3,172
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.6% 3,284
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.7% 3,359
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 4.8% 3,409

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.