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%.
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.