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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebastian fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebastian peaked in October 2010 at 14.0% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.2 percentage points. You can also compare Sebastian unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Sebastian 5.0% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Sebastian, Florida, National

Sebastian, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sebastian, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sebastian peaked in November 2010 at 8,664. There are now 5,451 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,451 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 762. Sebastian employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sebastian, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebastian 3,213 +21 -834

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebastian, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.0% 3,213
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.0% 3,192
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.9% 3,112
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.6% 2,932
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.0% 2,546
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.8% 2,451
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.3% 2,716
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.5% 2,822
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.9% 3,112
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 5.3% 3,400
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 5.7% 3,630

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.