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Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Punta Gorda fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. 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 14.6% and is now 11.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Punta Gorda unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Florida 2.5% -0.2 -1.4
Punta Gorda 2.8% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 9,626. There are now 7,476 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Punta Gorda 2,150 -4 -671

Number of Unemployed Persons

Punta Gorda, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployment Rate
Punta Gorda
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.8% 2,150
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.8% 2,154
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.9% 2,190
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.0% 2,232
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.0% 2,246
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.1% 2,316
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 2,406
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.3% 2,489
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.4% 2,542
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.5% 2,621
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.6% 2,630

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.