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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gulfport fell 6.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 15.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.9 percentage points higher than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Gulfport peaked in April 2020 at 22.3% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gulfport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Mississippi 10.5% -5.8 +5.1
Gulfport 15.4% -6.9 +9.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gulfport, Mississippi, National

Gulfport, Mississippi monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gulfport peaked in April 2020 at 35,904. There are now 11,264 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Gulfport 24,640 -11,264 +15,690

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.7%
May
2020
13.3% 10.5% 15.4% 24,640
April
2020
14.7% 16.3% 22.3% 35,904
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 5.3% 8,711
February
2020
3.5% 5.4% 5.4% 8,852
January
2020
3.6% 5.5% 5.5% 9,026
December
2019
3.5% 5.6% 5.6% 9,226
November
2019
3.5% 5.6% 5.6% 9,250
October
2019
3.6% 5.6% 5.6% 9,261
September
2019
3.5% 5.6% 5.6% 9,257
August
2019
3.7% 5.5% 5.6% 9,227

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.