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Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Punta Gorda fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda peaked in January 2010 at 13.3% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Florida 3.4% -0.1 -0.5
Punta Gorda 3.3% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 8,646. There are now 6,269 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 2,377 -34 -593

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 2,377
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.4% 2,411
August
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.0% 2,842
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 2,939
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 4.2% 2,966
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.0% 2,808
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.1% 2,905
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.2% 2,985
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.2% 2,951
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.2% 2,972
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.2% 2,977

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.