The latest employment information shows that Leon County lost 1,579 jobs in November, 2017. One year ago Leon County lost 534 jobs in November. This month’s loss follows a loss of 2,042 jobs in October.
The unemployment rate increased to 3.5% from the 3.2%, reported last month. One year ago the unemployment rate was 4.4%.
The Leon County Jobs Report, listed below, indicates that 147,996 people were working in November 2017. This is 2,211 (1.5%) more than the 145,785 reported working in November of last year. Also, the labor force expanded when compared to one year ago. In November 2017, the workforce was 153,416 compared to 152,540 last year.
At the state-level, Florida lost 41,000 jobs in November and the labor force decreased by 17,000. The unemployment rate increased to 3.8% in November from 3.6% in October.
The chart below shows that monthly level of jobs in Leon County over the last three years. As the chart shows, the current trends are consistent with the movement in jobs over the last two years.