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Sebring, Florida Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sebring rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Florida rate. The unemployment rate in Sebring peaked in August 2010 at 12.7% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Sebring unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Florida 3.4% -0.1 -0.5
Sebring 3.8% +0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 3,377 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 16.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Sebring 1,367 +16 -484

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sebring, Florida Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Florida
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployment Rate
Sebring
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.4% 3.8% 1,367
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.7% 1,351
August
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.4% 1,591
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.9% 1,744
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 5.2% 1,843
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 5.2% 1,850
April
2018
3.9% 3.9% 5.5% 1,924
March
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.6% 1,978
February
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.5% 1,963
January
2018
4.1% 3.9% 5.6% 1,962
December
2017
4.1% 3.9% 5.2% 1,850

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.