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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 November 2021 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Palm Bay peaked in April 2020 at 13.6% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Palm Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Florida 4.5% -0.1 -0.9
Palm Bay 3.9% -0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 37,045. There are now 25,509 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 November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Palm Bay 11,536 -686 -520

Number of Unemployed Persons

Palm Bay, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Palm Bay
Unemployment Rate
Palm Bay
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 3.9% 11,536
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.1% 12,222
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.3% 12,872
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 4.6% 13,650
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 4.8% 14,294
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.1% 14,929
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 4.6% 13,438
April
2021
6.0% 4.8% 4.7% 13,628
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 4.8% 13,801
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 5.0% 14,521
January
2021
6.4% 4.8% 4.7% 13,403

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.