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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in The Villages peaked in February 2010 at 13.8% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare The Villages unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Florida 3.4% -0.1 -0.5
The Villages 4.4% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 2,104 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 1,344 -56 -321

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.4% 4.4% 1,344
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.6% 1,400
August
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.3% 1,610
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.4% 1,661
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 5.4% 1,662
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 5.2% 1,587
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

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.