Recently released job numbers show that the average employment in Leon County for 2018 was 146,651. This level of employment is 1.95% above the average employment of 143,506 reported in 2017.
Reports also show that Leon County’s average unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.3%. This is 10th lowest unemployment rate when compared to Florida’s 67 counties. In 2017, the average unemployment in Leon County was 3.9%.
The 2018 growth rate in jobs of 1.95% ranks 29th when compared to the growth rates of all 67 Florida counties.
Among the 25 Florida counties with over 100,000 workers, the Leon County growth rate of 1.95% is ranked 16th.
The chart below shows that the average unemployment rate, jobs added, and job growth rate in 2018 for the Florida counties with more 100,000 workers.