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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gulfport fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Gulfport peaked in April 2020 at 21.6% and is now 15.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in May 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Gulfport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Mississippi 6.1% -0.1 -2.4
Gulfport 6.4% -0.1 -2.9
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: 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 34,901. There are now 24,148 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,736 in May 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 17.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gulfport 10,753 -107 -4,324

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 6.4% 10,753
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 6.5% 10,860
May
2021
5.8% 6.1% 6.4% 10,736
April
2021
6.1% 6.2% 6.5% 10,822
March
2021
6.0% 6.2% 6.6% 11,035
February
2021
6.2% 6.3% 6.8% 11,439
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 7.2% 12,193
December
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.5% 10,823
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 6.8% 11,279
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 7.1% 11,844
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 7.6% 12,521

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.