Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.5% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which lost 3,200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL market declined by 658 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 2.5%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL unemployment rate is 82 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 90 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 14.3% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.9%. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 61,800; -400
  • Education & Healthcare: 61,000; -100
  • Business Services: 49,300; -800
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 45,000; -3,200
  • Government: 31,000; +1,500
  • Construction, Mining: 28,700; -200
  • Manufacturing: 18,700; +100
  • Financial Services: 16,800; +100
  • Other Jobs: 15,400; -100
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.