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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 September 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Florida 2.5% -0.2 -1.4
Port St Lucie 2.8% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 21,293 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Port St Lucie 6,464 -79 -2,197

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
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.5% 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% 3.2% 3.3% 7,501
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.4% 7,756
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.5% 7,953
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.7% 8,240
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.6% 8,189

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.