The latest employment information shows that Leon County lost 811 jobs in November. One year ago Leon County lost 185 jobs. Despite the job losses, the unemployment rate in November declined from 2.8% in October to 2.5%. The decline was aided by a decline in people looking for work from October to November.
One year ago the unemployment rate was 3.1%.
The number of people working in November 2019 increased when compared to last year. The Leon County Jobs Report, listed below, indicates that 156,031 were working in November, 2019. This is 3,973 more than the 152,058 reported working in November last year.
Also, the labor force expanded when compared to one year ago. The November, 2019 the workforce was 160,083 compared to 156,8497 last year.
At the state-level, 68,000 jobs were lost in November, 2019. However, the unemployment rate fell from 2.9% in October to 2.7% in November.
The chart below shows the monthly level of jobs in Leon County over the last three years with a 12-month average trend line.