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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gulfport fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Gulfport peaked in April 2020 at 22.3% and is now 15.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gulfport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Mississippi 6.3% -0.1 +0.5
Gulfport 6.4% -0.1 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 25,159 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gulfport 10,745 -98 +1,893

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.3% 6.4% 10,745
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 6.5% 10,843
December
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.6% 11,054
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 11,290
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 7.8% 13,207
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 7.9% 13,349
August
2020
8.4% 7.8% 8.4% 13,519
July
2020
10.2% 8.5% 10.3% 16,158
June
2020
11.1% 9.6% 10.3% 16,174
May
2020
13.3% 11.0% 15.0% 23,877
April
2020
14.8% 15.7% 22.3% 35,904

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.