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Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Punta Gorda fell 0.3 percentage points in August 2021 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda peaked in April 2020 at 15.7% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Florida 5.0% -0.1 -2.9
Punta Gorda 5.3% -0.3 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 10,702. There are now 6,740 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,106 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 856. Punta Gorda employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Punta Gorda, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 3,962 -228 -656

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 5.3% 3,962
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.6% 4,190
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 6.0% 4,431
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 5.2% 3,836
April
2021
6.1% 4.8% 5.4% 3,970
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.6% 4,113
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 5.1% 3,693
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 4.6% 3,291
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 4.4% 3,106
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 4.6% 3,246
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 4.9% 3,501

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.