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Posted on December 18, 2015
The state of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released employment numbers today which show that Leon County lost 1,659 jobs in November. Leon county loss approximately 200 jobs in October.
These job losses goes against the state of Florida trend, but is not unexpected based on historic trends in Leon county.
However, this report all but guarantees Leon County will have less people working at the end of the 2015 than were working at the beginning of the year for the first time in three years.
Currently, there are 2,000 less people employed than were employed on January 1, 2015.
In 2012 approximately, 1,422 jobs were added and this was followed by an increase of 4,156 jobs in 2013, and 2,903 jobs in 2014.
The job contraction in 2015 is mirrored by a decrease in the workforce for the first time in three years.
In January of this year, 151,842 made up the Leon county workforce. As of November, that number has decreased by approximately 3,000 to 148,761.