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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebastian fell 0.2 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebastian peaked in September 2010 at 14.0% and is now 10.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Sebastian unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Florida 3.3% 0.0 -0.1
Sebastian 3.7% -0.2 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 October 2010 at 8,661. There are now 6,227 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,412 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 22. Sebastian employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sebastian, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebastian 2,434 -131 +22

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebastian, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.2%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.7% 2,434
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.9% 2,565
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.1% 2,740
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 4.3% 2,850
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 4.4% 2,905
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.4% 2,887
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.3% 2,808
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 4.1% 2,695
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.9% 2,553
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.9% 2,534
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.8% 2,476

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.