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Port St. Lucie, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Port St Lucie fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Port St Lucie peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 0.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Port St Lucie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 13.7% -0.1 +10.5
Port St Lucie 13.6% -0.4 +9.8
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: 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 28,513. Port St Lucie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Port St Lucie, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Port St Lucie 28,513 +19 +20,118

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
June
2020
11.1% 10.4%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 13.6% 28,513
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 14.0% 28,494
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 5.2% 11,536
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.5% 7,698
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 3.4% 7,448
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.3% 7,267
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.3% 7,200
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.3% 7,186
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.3% 7,229
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.4% 7,365
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.5% 7,617

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.