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Port St. Lucie, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Port St Lucie rose 0.5 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Port St Lucie peaked in December 2009 at 13.2% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Port St Lucie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Florida 3.6% 0.0 -1.3
Port St Lucie 4.2% +0.5 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Port St Lucie, Florida, National

Port St Lucie, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Port St Lucie, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Port St Lucie peaked in November 2010 at 25,396. There are now 16,547 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,625 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,224. Port St Lucie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Port St Lucie, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Port St Lucie 8,849 +1,052 -2,337

Number of Unemployed Persons

Port St Lucie, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Port St Lucie
Unemployment Rate
Port St Lucie
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.2% 8,849
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.7% 7,797
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.6% 7,625
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.0% 8,448
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.3% 8,948
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.6% 9,640
May
2017
4.3% 4.3% 4.8% 10,094
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.0% 10,540
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 5.2% 10,909
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 5.5% 11,642
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 5.7% 12,022

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.