Jobs Move Down in November, Rate Remains 2.9%

The latest employment information shows that Leon County lost 417 jobs in November, 2018. One year ago Leon County lost 1,226 jobs. This month’s job losses follows a gain of 210 jobs in October.

The November unemployment rate remained unchanged from October at 2.9%.

The number of people working in November 2018 has increased when compared to last year. The Leon County Jobs Report, listed below, indicates that 151,902 people were working in November 2018. This is 4,117 more than the 147,785 reported working in November last year.

Also, the labor force expanded when compared to one year ago. In November 2018 the workforce was 156,404 compared to 153,271 last year.

At the state-level, jobs decreased by 14,000 and the unemployment rate moved from 3.0% in October to 3.1% in November.

The chart below shows that monthly level of jobs in Leon County over the last three years with 12-month average trend line. As the chart shows, the current monthly trends are consistent with the movement in jobs over the last two years. Also, the trend line shows a steady increase in jobs beginning in January, 2016.

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