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Sebring, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebring fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.9%. 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 12.8% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Sebring unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Florida 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
Sebring 4.9% -0.2 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 4,737. There are now 2,997 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,585 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 155.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebring 1,740 -72 +69

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebring, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 4.9% 1,740
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 5.1% 1,812
May
2019
3.6% 3.4% 5.1% 1,831
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 5.1% 1,821
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 5.0% 1,802
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.8% 1,758
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 4.7% 1,693
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.4% 1,615
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 4.4% 1,604
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.3% 1,585

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.