The State of Florida employment report for November shows that Leon County lost 1,169 jobs. This month’s losses follows seasonal trends. For example, in November 2015 Leon county loss 1,365 jobs and in 2014 approximately 2,278 jobs were lost in November. As the chart below shows, this month’s loss follows two months of gains.
The unemployment rate remained unchanged from last month at 4.6% as the workforce decreased from 152,016 in October to 150,756 in November.
Approximately 2,500 more people were working in November of this year when compared to November of last year. The latest report shows that 143,797 people were employed in November, 2016. There were 141,299 people employed during November of last year.
At the state-level, Florida gained jobs (18,000) in November and the workforce expanded. The unemployment rate decreased from 4.9% in October to 4.8% in November.
The chart below shows the monthly number of jobs and also a line tracking the three-month average of people employed.