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Port St. Lucie, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Port St Lucie fell 0.9 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Port St Lucie peaked in April 2020 at 14.5% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in December 2020, 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 July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Florida 5.1% +0.1 -6.4
Port St Lucie 4.4% -0.9 -5.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 April 2020 at 30,306. There are now 20,098 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,564 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 644. Port St Lucie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Port St Lucie, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Port St Lucie 10,208 -1,902 -10,885

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
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 4.4% 10,208
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.3% 12,110
May
2021
5.8% 4.9% 5.4% 12,132
April
2021
6.1% 4.8% 5.6% 12,494
March
2021
6.0% 4.7% 5.7% 12,600
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 5.4% 11,866
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 5.1% 11,137
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 4.4% 9,564
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 4.6% 9,906
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 4.9% 10,566
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 5.5% 11,845

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.