COVID-19 Shutdown Hits Local Employment Numbers

COVID-19 Shutdown Hits Local Employment Numbers

The latest employment information shows that Leon County lost 3,067 jobs in March. One year ago Leon County lost 24 jobs. The unemployment rate in March increased from 2.8% in February to 4.1%.

One year ago the unemployment rate was 3.0%.

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The number of people working in March, 2020 decreased when compared to last year. The Leon County Jobs Report, listed below, indicates that 149,273 people were working in March 2020. This is 2,626 less than the 151,899 reported working in March last year.

Also, the labor force decreased when compared to one year ago. The March, 2020 workforce was 155,599 compared to 156,634 last year.

At the state-level, 298,000 jobs were lost in March, 2020. The unemployment rate increased from 2.8% in February to 4.3% in March.

The chart below shows the monthly level of jobs in Leon County over the last three years with a 12-month average trend line.

9 Responses to "COVID-19 Shutdown Hits Local Employment Numbers"

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    Snidely Whiplash   April 23, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Some realities nobody wants to discuss:
    How long before those who have waited too long for unemployment compensation and/or wont be getting any anyway and wont be getting a stimulus check will turn to crime just to eat pay rent buy gas? ?
    How long before major cities burn with food riots and everybody joins in because they have reached their limit? ?
    “Pastor is that you?” “Shut up fool and hand me that color TV set.” “We are gonna hit the liquor store next fool”.
    How long? ?

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    James   April 23, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    All state employees need to either be laid off or have their pay cut now.

    Open the State now or lose your job.

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    DeepStateProvocateur   April 24, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Great news, everyone, our President has hit upon a treatment for COVID, injecting disinfectant. The cure has literally been with us all of this time, hiding in plain site for a stable genius to uncover! It is almost certainly better than hydroxychloroquine, which killed a bunch of veterans when we tested it, and after all, What Do You Have To Lose? All Patriots ready to get back to work should stock up on bleach with your Trump dollars, get some injections going, and kick start our economy.

    MAGA!

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      Edward Lyle   April 24, 2020 at 7:29 am

      Lay off the weed and CNN… you’ll thank me later

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        DeepStateProvocateur   April 24, 2020 at 8:06 am

        @Edward Lyle –

        “So, supposing we hit the body with tremendous, I don’t know if it’s ultraviolet or very powerful light, and I think you said that has been checked but your’e going to test it,”

        “Then I said what it if you brought the light inside of the body which you could do either through the skin or some other way and I think you said you were going to test that, too, sounds interesting,”

        “Then I see the disinfectant, one minute. Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it’d be interesting to check that so that you’ll have to use medical doctors with. But it sounds interesting to me. So we’ll see, but the whole concept of the light, where it goes in one minute. That’s pretty powerful”

        These are quotes from our President, who has a real knack for medicine and biology; everywhere he goes, doctors are amazed at how much he understands. I guess sooner or later everyone will need to figure out who they are going to trust, Trump, or grant funded “scientists” who are in cahoots with Gates and Soros. I know where you stand, Edward Lyle, right in the arms of the MSM and AOC, but hopefully other True Patriots will begin the disinfection process now, and Get Our Country Back To Work!

        MAGA!

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          Edward Lyle   April 24, 2020 at 2:23 pm

          You’re clearly, and sadly, quite easily manipulated by the various media and social media platforms. Try not to let your deep-seeded hatred for America and warped ideology destroy what rational thought processes you may have left. Be safe… oh, and buy plenty of toilet paper.

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            DeepStateProvocateur   April 25, 2020 at 9:41 am

            @Edward Lyle –

            What are you talking about? Trump recommended that his science advisors look into getting ultra violet light into your lungs. It was a “very interesting” idea. I watched it live! Have you seen the video? It is an amazing display of a true stable genius (his own words!). Unfortunately, Trump now says that he was ‘being sarcastic’. Sheesh, maybe if my rational thought processes weren’t failing me, I could have seen how funny that joke was! Now I get it! hahahahahahahaha! Trump sure is a great comedian, isn’t he?! Telling those funny jokes during nationally televised press sessions about the Corona virus.

            Remember when the entire UN General Assembly laughed at one of his ‘jokes’? That was great fun. It really makes me feel like the rest of the world was laughing *with* him, and not *at* him! Nope, no way every other country is laughing at our leader. Nope, no way!

            Here’s a link in case you missed this comedic genius!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4y8OJxlK8

            What a prankster! Hahahahaha!

            Besides desperation consumerism and open carrying a rifle around at a protest in case I need to shoot some Corona Virus, what steps do you recommend to make me stop hating America so much? I need guidance from thoughtful, Patriots like yourself on overcoming my problem.

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    Edward Lyle   April 24, 2020 at 7:27 am

    We’ve learned a lot, we’ve done all that we can do, we (and they themselves) know who the most vulnerable are… it’s time to reopen the city and stem the government-mandated economic destruction that has/will likely lead to more suffering and death than the sickness itself.

    Elected leaders have proven they have compassion, now it’s time for them to prove the have some common sense.

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    JOEL J THORNTON   April 24, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Anyone know the death rate from corona virus in Leon county?

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