After significant revisions to previously released information, the latest employment data shows that the number of people employed in Leon County has declined for the 5th 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 and 579 in March.
In October employment stood at 145,964. Since that time, Leon County employment has fallen to 142,873 for a loss of 3,091 jobs. This is 2.1% decrease during the five month period.
During the same period, employment in Florida decreased at a 1.3% rate while at the national level employment increased at a 1% rate.
Looking 12 months back, Leon County reported 142,824 people employed in April 2014. This means that over the last 12 months, 49 jobs have been added in Leon County.