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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebastian fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebastian peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Sebastian unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Florida 2.7% -0.1 -1.8
Sebastian 3.2% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 April 2020 at 8,498. There are now 6,380 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Sebastian employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sebastian, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebastian 2,118 -95 -837

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebastian, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 3.2% 2,118
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 2,213
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.4% 2,281
April
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.6% 2,350
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.7% 2,409
February
2022
3.8% 3.3% 3.7% 2,466
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.8% 2,489
December
2021
3.9% 3.5% 3.9% 2,539
November
2021
4.2% 3.5% 3.8% 2,522
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.8% 2,524
September
2021
4.7% 3.9% 4.0% 2,620

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.