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Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gulfport fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.2%. 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 20.8% and is now 16.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Gulfport unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Mississippi 4.1% -0.1 -2.1
Gulfport 4.2% -0.1 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 33,188. There are now 26,142 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Gulfport 7,046 -160 -3,609

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gulfport, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployment Rate
Gulfport
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.2% 7,046
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.3% 7,206
February
2022
3.8% 4.5% 4.5% 7,521
January
2022
4.0% 4.6% 4.6% 7,685
December
2021
3.9% 4.7% 4.7% 7,853
November
2021
4.2% 4.7% 4.7% 7,808
October
2021
4.6% 4.7% 4.8% 7,897
September
2021
4.7% 5.0% 5.0% 8,336
August
2021
5.2% 5.3% 5.4% 8,893
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.7% 9,469
June
2021
5.9% 5.8% 6.1% 9,970

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.