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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in The Villages peaked in February 2010 at 13.7% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare The Villages unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Florida 4.7% -0.1 +1.4
The Villages 4.5% 0.0 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 April 2020 at 3,799. There are now 2,391 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 1,408 -2 -7

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 4.5% 1,408
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 4.5% 1,410
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 6.0% 1,962
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 6.1% 1,956
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 6.1% 1,963
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 6.2% 1,980
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 6.3% 2,006
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 10.1% 3,138
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 9.5% 2,919
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 12.5% 3,792
April
2020
14.8% 14.0% 12.5% 3,799

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.