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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 February 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Port St Lucie peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in January 2021, 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 February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Florida 4.7% -0.1 +1.4
Port St Lucie 4.5% 0.0 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 28,494. There are now 18,589 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,770 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 135. Port St Lucie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Port St Lucie, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Port St Lucie 9,905 +135 +2,207

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
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7% 4.5% 9,905
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 4.5% 9,770
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 5.4% 11,719
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 5.4% 11,551
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 5.3% 11,466
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 5.3% 11,298
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 6.1% 13,143
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 9.5% 20,203
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 8.7% 18,293
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 12.4% 25,748
April
2020
14.8% 14.0% 14.0% 28,494

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.