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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebastian rose 0.6 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebastian peaked in October 2010 at 14.0% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Sebastian 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
Sebastian 4.6% +0.6 -1.6
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: Sebastian, Florida, National

Sebastian, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sebastian, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sebastian peaked in November 2010 at 8,664. There are now 5,734 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,451 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 479. Sebastian employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sebastian, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebastian 2,930 +384 -1,011

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebastian, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.6% 2,930
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 4.0% 2,546
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.8% 2,451
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.3% 2,716
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.5% 2,822
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.9% 3,112
May
2017
4.3% 4.3% 5.3% 3,400
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.7% 3,630
March
2017
4.5% 4.8% 5.9% 3,779
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 6.3% 4,047
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 6.6% 4,187

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.