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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in The Villages peaked in February 2010 at 13.7% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in October 2018, 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 July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
The Villages 4.9% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 3,402. There are now 1,857 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,508 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 37.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 1,545 -26 -32

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 4.9% 1,545
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.9% 1,571
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 4.9% 1,567
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 5.0% 1,581
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 5.0% 1,591
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 5.0% 1,575
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 4.9% 1,552
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.8% 1,521
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 4.8% 1,514
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.8% 1,508

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.