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Port St. Lucie, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Port St Lucie rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.3%. 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 December 2009 at 13.2% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Port St Lucie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Florida 3.4% -0.1 -0.5
Port St Lucie 3.3% +0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 November 2010 at 25,416. There are now 18,424 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,770 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 222. Port St Lucie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Port St Lucie, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Port St Lucie 6,992 +222 -2,037

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
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 6,992
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.2% 6,770
August
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.7% 7,949
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.0% 8,629
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 4.3% 9,126
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.3% 9,235
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 4.6% 9,683
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.7% 10,028
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.7% 9,937
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 4.7% 9,919
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.6% 9,557

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.