Leon County Jobs Down in May, Unemployment Rate Ticks Up

The latest employment information shows that Leon County lost 291 jobs in May, 2019. One year ago Leon County lost 387 jobs. This month’s job loss follows a loss of approximately 602 jobs in April.

The unemployment rate increased from 2.7% in April to 2.9% in May. One year ago the unemployment rate was 3.1%.

The number of people working in May 2019 has increased when compared to last year. The Leon County Jobs Report, listed below, indicates that 151,006 were working in May, 2019. This is 1,370 more than the 149,314 reported working in May last year.

Also, the labor force expanded when compared to one year ago. In May, 2019 the workforce was 155,439 compared to 154,069 last year.

At the state-level, 82,000 jobs were gained in May, 2019, however the unemployment rate increased to 3.1 from 2.9% in April, 2019.

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 three years.

 

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