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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2018 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in The Villages peaked in February 2010 at 13.8% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare The Villages unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.4
The Villages 5.3% -0.2 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 March 2010 at 3,448. There are now 1,817 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 1,631 -48 -263

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.8%
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 5.3% 1,631
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.5% 1,679
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.5% 1,680
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.5% 1,689
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 5.4% 1,632
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 5.4% 1,644
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 5.5% 1,665
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 5.7% 1,725
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 5.9% 1,801
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 6.1% 1,841
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 6.1% 1,858

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.