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Leon County Employment Declines for the 6th Consecutive Month

Posted on May 27, 2015

Leon County Employment Declines for the 6th Consecutive Month

The latest employment data shows that the number of people employed in Leon County has declined for the 6th month in a row.

The losses began in November, 2014 when employment fell by 1,327 jobs. This loss was followed by job losses of 553 in December, 408 in January, 253 in February, 732 in March and now, 474 in April.

In October employment stood at 145,964. Since that time, Leon County employment has fallen to 142,246 for a loss of 3,718 jobs.

During April, employment in Florida grew by 24,000 with gains reported in the North Florida counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa. Leon and Bay counties reported job losses.

2 Responses to Leon County Employment Declines for the 6th Consecutive Month

  1. jon Reply

    May 30, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    You tell us. Interview businesses.

  2. George Fergusson Reply

    October 1, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Tallahassee has only ONE industry–the production of Bachelor of Science degrees. The “finished” product is immediately exported, with a negative, 100% trade imbalance. Those graduates who decide to remain here, can explore careers in auto sales, fast food, lawn care, pest extermination or sports merchandise. Also, when was the last meaningful pay raise for state employees? This is what happens when disposable income has been disposed.

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