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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.1%. 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 13.8% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare The Villages unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Florida 3.5% +0.1 -0.4
The Villages 5.1% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 March 2010 at 3,448. There are now 1,806 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,345 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 297.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 1,642 -11 -38

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 5.1% 1,642
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 5.2% 1,653
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.9% 1,529
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 4.5% 1,386
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.4% 1,345
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 4.6% 1,400
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 5.3% 1,610
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 5.4% 1,661
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 5.4% 1,662
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 5.2% 1,587
April
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.3% 1,631

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.