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Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Punta Gorda rose 1.5 percentage points in March 2020 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda peaked in January 2010 at 13.2% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.7 percentage points. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.9 +0.6
Florida 4.4% +1.6 +1.0
Punta Gorda 4.9% +1.5 +0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2020 data as April 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 8,596. There are now 5,030 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,361 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,205. Punta Gorda employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Punta Gorda, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 3,566 +1,107 +732

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
April
2020
14.7% 12.9%
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.9% 3,566
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 2,459
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 2,420
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.2% 2,361
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.3% 2,389
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.4% 2,427
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.4% 2,475
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.5% 2,530
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.6% 2,591
June
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.7% 2,654
May
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.8% 2,718

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.