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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebastian fell 0.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebastian peaked in April 2020 at 14.5% and is now 0.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Sebastian unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 13.7% -0.1 +10.5
Sebastian 13.6% -0.9 +9.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 361 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Sebastian employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sebastian, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebastian 8,380 -361 +5,796

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebastian, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 10.4%
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 13.6% 8,380
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 14.5% 8,741
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 5.4% 3,503
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 3.6% 2,343
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 3.6% 2,336
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.5% 2,270
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.5% 2,313
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 3.6% 2,362
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.7% 2,414
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.7% 2,463
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.8% 2,507

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.