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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Palm Bay fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Palm Bay peaked in April 2020 at 13.1% and is now 0.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Palm Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 14.5% +0.7 +11.3
Palm Bay 12.9% -0.2 +9.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Palm Bay, Florida, National

Palm Bay, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Palm Bay, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Palm Bay peaked in April 2020 at 35,046. There are now 7 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Palm Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Palm Bay, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Palm Bay 35,039 -7 +25,729

Number of Unemployed Persons

Palm Bay, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Palm Bay
Unemployment Rate
Palm Bay
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 12.9% 35,039
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 13.1% 35,046
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 4.5% 12,755
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.0% 8,540
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 2.9% 8,454
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.9% 8,246
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 2.9% 8,341
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.9% 8,465
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.0% 8,609
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.1% 8,769
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.1% 8,936

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.