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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gulfport fell 1.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Gulfport peaked in April 2020 at 22.3% and is now 15.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gulfport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Mississippi 6.4% -1.0 +0.8
Gulfport 6.8% -1.0 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 24,502 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Gulfport 11,402 -1,805 +2,152

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.4% 6.8% 11,402
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 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% 9.4% 10.3% 16,158
June
2020
11.1% 8.8% 10.3% 16,174
May
2020
13.3% 10.5% 15.0% 23,877
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 5.5% 5.5% 9,026

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.