The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for North Port fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2010 to 12.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in North Port peaked in March 2010 at 12.3% and is now 0.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 11.4% in June 2010, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points.
Unemployment Rate September 2010 Month/Month Year/Year
National 9.6% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 11.9% +0.1 +0.7
North Port 12.6% 0.0 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is not seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2010 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.