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Sebring, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebring rose 0.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.6 percentage points lower than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebring peaked in September 2010 at 12.9% and is now 1.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in November 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 8.0 percentage points. You can also compare Sebring unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Florida 14.5% +0.7 +11.3
Sebring 11.9% +0.6 +7.0
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: 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 October 2010 at 4,747. There are now 681 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,427 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,639.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebring 4,066 +257 +2,325

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebring, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 14.5% 11.9% 4,066
April
2020
14.7% 13.8% 11.3% 3,809
March
2020
4.4% 4.4% 6.2% 2,308
February
2020
3.5% 2.8% 4.3% 1,561
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 4.1% 1,501
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 3.9% 1,427
November
2019
3.5% 2.8% 3.9% 1,432
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 4.0% 1,450
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 4.1% 1,480
August
2019
3.7% 3.0% 4.2% 1,527
July
2019
3.7% 3.1% 4.4% 1,591

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.