Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.0% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the The Villages, FL market rose by 285 jobs in August and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 4.0%. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • The Villages, FL unemployment rate is 21 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 160 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in August versus prior month by 12% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
The Villages, FL Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 10.6% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 5,200; +500
The Villages, FL Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.