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Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Palm Bay fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Palm Bay peaked in October 2010 at 11.4% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Palm Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
Palm Bay 3.3% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 November 2010 at 30,492. There are now 21,146 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,103 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 243. Palm Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Palm Bay, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Palm Bay 9,346 -168 -82

Number of Unemployed Persons

Palm Bay, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Palm Bay
Unemployment Rate
Palm Bay
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.3% 9,346
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.4% 9,514
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.4% 9,585
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.4% 9,679
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.5% 9,721
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.4% 9,632
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.4% 9,462
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.3% 9,202
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.3% 9,166
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.3% 9,103

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.