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Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Punta Gorda fell 1.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Punta Gorda peaked in April 2020 at 15.1% and is now 1.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 13.7% -0.1 +10.5
Punta Gorda 13.7% -1.4 +9.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 10,051. There are now 754 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 9,297 -754 +6,579

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.4%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 13.7% 9,297
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 15.1% 10,051
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.9% 3,594
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

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.