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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 2021 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda peaked in April 2020 at 15.1% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Florida 4.7% -0.1 +1.4
Punta Gorda 4.1% 0.0 +0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 10,051. There are now 7,143 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,892 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 16. Punta Gorda employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Punta Gorda, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 2,908 +16 +449

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 4.1% 2,908
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 4.1% 2,892
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 5.3% 3,813
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 5.3% 3,820
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 5.4% 3,886
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 5.4% 3,891
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 6.1% 4,421
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 9.7% 6,856
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 8.9% 6,088
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 12.7% 8,555
April
2020
14.8% 14.0% 15.1% 10,051

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.