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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebastian fell 0.6 percentage points in January 2021 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebastian peaked in April 2020 at 14.5% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Sebastian unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Florida 4.8% -0.3 +1.5
Sebastian 5.1% -0.6 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 8,741. There are now 5,471 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Sebastian employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sebastian, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebastian 3,270 -432 +934

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebastian, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.7%
January
2021
6.3% 4.8% 5.1% 3,270
December
2020
6.7% 5.1% 5.7% 3,702
November
2020
6.7% 5.4% 5.8% 3,760
October
2020
6.9% 5.8% 5.9% 3,797
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 6.1% 3,903
August
2020
8.4% 7.9% 6.2% 3,953
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 9.7% 6,133
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 8.8% 5,417
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 12.7% 7,712
April
2020
14.8% 14.0% 14.5% 8,741

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.