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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gulfport fell 1.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Gulfport peaked in April 2020 at 21.6% and is now 17.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gulfport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Mississippi 5.0% -0.5 -1.7
Gulfport 4.2% -1.4 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 34,901. There are now 27,912 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Gulfport 6,989 -2,485 -4,290

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.0% 4.2% 6,989
October
2021
4.6% 5.5% 5.6% 9,474
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 6.0% 10,094
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 6.3% 10,598
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 6.4% 10,746
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 6.5% 10,860
May
2021
5.8% 6.1% 6.4% 10,736
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 6.4% 7.2% 12,193

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.