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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in The Villages peaked in February 2010 at 13.2% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare The Villages 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
The Villages 3.8% +0.1 -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: 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 peaked in May 2020 at 4,156. There are now 2,786 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,332 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 38.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 1,370 +25 -298

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 3.8% 1,370
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 3.7% 1,345
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 3.7% 1,344
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.8% 1,354
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.7% 1,332
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.8% 1,368
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 4.0% 1,419
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 4.1% 1,467
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 4.2% 1,493
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 4.3% 1,523
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 4.4% 1,533

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.