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Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Punta Gorda fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda peaked in April 2020 at 14.6% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Florida 3.0% -0.2 -2.1
Punta Gorda 3.1% -0.1 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 9,626. There are now 7,309 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Punta Gorda employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Punta Gorda, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 2,317 -89 -1,133

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.1% 2,317
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 2,406
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.3% 2,489
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.4% 2,542
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.5% 2,621
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.6% 2,630
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.6% 2,674
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 3.8% 2,821
August
2021
5.2% 4.3% 4.1% 3,031
July
2021
5.4% 4.5% 4.5% 3,300
June
2021
5.9% 4.8% 4.9% 3,612

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.