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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebastian fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebastian peaked in April 2020 at 14.5% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Sebastian unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Florida 6.3% -0.1 +3.5
Sebastian 5.9% 0.0 +2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 4,944 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,797 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 0. Sebastian employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sebastian, Florida) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebastian 3,797 0 +1,484

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebastian, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployment Rate
Sebastian
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 6.1%
November
2020
6.7% 6.3% 5.9% 3,797
October
2020
6.9% 6.4% 5.9% 3,797
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 6.1% 3,903
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 6.2% 3,953
July
2020
10.2% 11.4% 9.7% 6,133
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 8.8% 5,417
May
2020
13.3% 13.7% 12.7% 7,712
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.8% 3.6% 2,336

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.