The August employment numbers released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show that Leon County added jobs for the second consecutive month.
The August employment numbers for Leon County come in at 139,830, for an increase of 435 jobs. Last month Leon County added 439 jobs.
TR has previously reported that in 2015, Leon County has not followed the job growth cycles of the previous three years. That report can be seen here.
Going against previous trends, Leon County has lost 6,163 jobs over the period of November- 2014 through August-2015.
Based on last year, the next two months should see significant job growth. Leon County added approximately 5,000 jobs in September and October in 2014.
The increase in jobs over the last two months in Leon County has been consistent with state-level trends. Florida added 10,000 jobs in July and 45,000 in August.