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Posted on July 19, 2015
The latest state of Florida employment data was released on Friday and for the eighth consecutive month Leon county has loss jobs.
However, unlike last month, this month’s loss of 321 jobs follows a statewide trend of job losses. At the state level, Florida lost 79,000 jobs in June after adding 43,000 jobs in May.
In addition to Leon county other North Florida locations losing jobs include Escambia county (lost 515 jobs) and Alachua (lost 3,040 jobs).
North Florida locations bucking the state trend include Oakloosa county (added 1,027 jobs) and Bay county (added 743 jobs).
Since October 2014, Leon County has loss 6,735 jobs.