Leon Jobs Hold Steady in August, Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Leon Jobs Hold Steady in August, Unemployment Rate Unchanged

The latest employment information shows that Leon County added 72 jobs in August, 2019. One year ago Leon County lost 2,211 jobs. This month’s job gain follows a gain of approximately 1,317 jobs in July.

The unemployment rate in August remained unchanged from July at 3.4%. One year ago the unemployment rate was 3.4%.

The number of people working in August 2019 has increased when compared to last year. The Leon County Jobs Report, listed below, indicates that 151,508 were working in August, 2019. This is 5,061 more than the 146,447 reported working in August last year.

Also, the labor force expanded when compared to one year ago. In August, 2019 the workforce was 156,776 compared to 151,673 last year.

At the state-level, 21,000 jobs were lost in August, 2019. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5%.

The chart below shows that monthly level of jobs in Leon County over the last three years with a 12-month average trend line. As the chart shows, the current monthly trends are consistent with the movement in jobs over the last three years.

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