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The Villages, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for The Villages fell 0.7 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in The Villages peaked in February 2010 at 13.3% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.2 percentage points. You can also compare The Villages unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Florida 5.1% +0.1 -6.4
The Villages 6.8% -0.7 -3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 May 2020 at 4,194. There are now 1,956 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,425 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 813.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
The Villages 2,238 -273 -1,128

Number of Unemployed Persons

The Villages, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployment Rate
The Villages
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 6.8% 2,238
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 7.5% 2,511
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 6.6% 2,149
April
2021
6.1% 4.8% 6.8% 2,241
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 7.0% 2,287
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 6.2% 1,999
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 5.3% 1,675
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 4.6% 1,425
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 5.3% 1,677
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 5.5% 1,735
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 6.8% 2,175

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.