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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Unemployment Metro North Port, Sarasota, and Bradenton

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.

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