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Port St. Lucie, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Port St Lucie fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2023 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Port St Lucie peaked in April 2020 at 13.4% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Port St Lucie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.4% -0.1 -0.6
Florida 2.6% -0.1 -0.9
Port St Lucie 2.8% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2023 data as February 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 May 2020 at 27,757. There are now 21,310 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Port St Lucie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Port St Lucie, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Port St Lucie 6,447 -68 -1,506

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
February
2023
3.6%
January
2023
3.4% 2.6% 2.8% 6,447
December
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.8% 6,515
November
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.8% 6,567
October
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.8% 6,498
September
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.8% 6,464
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.8% 6,543
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.9% 6,731
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.0% 6,945
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.1% 7,054
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.2% 7,259
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 3.3% 7,501

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.