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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 2019 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 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 3.3% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Florida 3.5% +0.1 -0.4
Punta Gorda 4.1% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 8,646. There are now 5,722 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,377 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 547. Punta Gorda employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Punta Gorda, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 2,924 -42 -27

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.1% 2,924
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 4.1% 2,966
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.9% 2,801
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.5% 2,513
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.3% 2,377
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.4% 2,411
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 4.0% 2,842
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.1% 2,939
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 4.2% 2,966
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 2,808
April
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 2,905

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.