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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages rose 0.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in The Villages peaked in February 2010 at 13.7% and is now 0.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 9.2 percentage points. You can also compare The Villages unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 14.5% +0.7 +11.3
The Villages 13.2% +0.7 +8.4
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: The Villages, Florida, National

The Villages, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

The Villages, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in The Villages in May 2020 is at a new high of 4,061.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 4,061 +262 +2,496

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 13.2% 4,061
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 12.5% 3,799
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 6.2% 2,043
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 4.3% 1,415
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 4.2% 1,391
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 4.0% 1,321
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 4.1% 1,351
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 4.2% 1,387
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 4.4% 1,428
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 4.5% 1,472
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 4.6% 1,512

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.