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.