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Sebring, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebring fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebring peaked in August 2010 at 12.7% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.6 percentage points. You can also compare Sebring unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Florida 3.5% +0.1 -0.4
Sebring 5.3% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 August 2010 at 4,744. There are now 2,826 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,351 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 567.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebring 1,918 -7 -45

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebring, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.5%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 5.3% 1,918
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 5.3% 1,925
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 4.7% 1,704
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 4.0% 1,451
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.8% 1,368
September
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.7% 1,351
August
2018
3.8% 3.4% 4.4% 1,591
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.9% 1,744
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 5.2% 1,843
May
2018
3.8% 3.7% 5.2% 1,850
April
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.5% 1,924

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.