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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebastian fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebastian peaked in September 2010 at 14.0% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Sebastian unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Florida 3.5% +0.1 -0.4
Sebastian 4.5% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 8,660. There are now 5,642 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,054 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 964. Sebastian employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sebastian, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebastian 3,018 -25 -196

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebastian, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.5% 3,018
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 4.6% 3,043
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.3% 2,789
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.8% 2,419
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.4% 2,187
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.2% 2,054
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 3.8% 2,393
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.0% 2,569
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 4.3% 2,745
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.5% 2,900
April
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.9% 3,152

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.