Employment Increases in Leon County

Employment Increases in Leon County

Employment data for November, 2013 shows that Leon County added 157 jobs. This increase means that Leon County has added jobs for six straight months. This has not happened since 2007. The unemployment rate came in at 5.3%. Since June of this year, 5,936 people in Leon County have found work, bringing the total number […]

Sales Of Goods And Services Picks Up Momentum In Leon County

Sales Of Goods And Services Picks Up Momentum In Leon County

Data from the Florida Department of Revenue indicates consumer spending in Leon County continues to rebound from the recession low of $6.3 billion experienced in 2009. In 2007, before the recession officially began, consumer spending on goods and services in Leon County was $7.2 billion. During the recession, sales of goods and services decreased by […]

Home Sales Continue To Increase, Prices Finally Begin To Rebound

Home Sales Continue To Increase,  Prices Finally Begin To Rebound

Many economists argue that the Great Recession was made great by the widespread failure of mortgage products that were used to fuel the run up of home prices that ended in late 2006. Two scholars at New York University, Ingrid Ellen and Samuel Dastrup, write that the “Great Recession, like previous recessions, has obviously brought […]