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Sebring, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebring rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebring peaked in September 2010 at 12.6% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.2 percentage points. You can also compare Sebring unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Florida 3.9% 0.0 -0.6
Sebring 5.5% +0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Sebring, Florida, National

Sebring, Florida monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sebring, Florida Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sebring peaked in November 2010 at 4,704. There are now 2,743 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,627 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 334.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebring 1,961 -1 -517

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebring, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.5% 1,961
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.4% 1,962
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 5.1% 1,894
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.8% 1,813
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.4% 1,648
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 4.3% 1,627
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.9% 1,828
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.2% 1,951
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.7% 2,113
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 5.9% 2,200
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 6.0% 2,215

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.