More People Join Labor Force, Leon County Unemployment Rate Increases

More People Join Labor Force, Leon County Unemployment Rate Increases

The latest jobs report shows that there were 149,517 people working in Leon County in June, which is 532 more than last month. The June unemployment rate came in at 5.4%, up from the 4.5% reported last month. One year ago the June, 2020 unemployment rate was 8.8%. In June, 2019 the unemployment rate was 2.9%.

Due to the COVID pandemic, 2020 job comparisons are not as meaningful as comparisons to 2019 job data. Therefore, the Leon County Jobs Report, provided below, includes 2019 data.

The number of people working in June 2021 was 2,236 more than those working in June 2019, but is approximately 15,300 more than in June 2020.

The labor force – those looking for jobs – came in at 157,984, which was 4,835 greater than the number reported in June 2019.

The chart below shows the monthly level of jobs in Leon County over the last 37 months with a 12-month average trend line. The highlighted numbers relate to employment levels for the month of June back to 2018.

At the state-level, 41,000 jobs were added in June when compared to April 2021. The June unemployment rate increased to 5.7% from the 5.0% reported in May.

6 Responses to "More People Join Labor Force, Leon County Unemployment Rate Increases"

  1. I wonder if the US Congress would STOP extending all the Benefits like Extra Unemployment Money, and the Rent Benefit, would the Unemployment Rate drop BELOW 1 Percent. Maybe if they have that possibility of being Evicted, they go get adamn Job.

  2. Is it too much to hope for that when William Hatfield and Tamaryn Waters of the Tallahassee Democrat attend the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce event (junket) at Amelia Island next week they will do an analysis of the business health in Tallahassee?

    What does it say when so many government entities and nonprofits funded by taxpayers are paying for many of the attendees expenses?

    The Tallahassee Democrat has never exposed this side and perhaps explains why Tamaryn Waters does Caesar Salad recipes with Gary Yordon for an article rather than doing an article at the time regarding the inability for the Joint Dispatch Agency unable to function and was a public emergency – which was ignored – but, making a Caesar Salad with Gary Yordon was more newsworthy.

    Perhaps William Hatfield can redeem himself from his past PR stunt articles on Andrew Gillum and the Boulos Corporation that are disguised as legitimate articles, but are actually paid advertisements.

    What is the percentage of nonprofits and government attendees to private business attendees?

    Meanwhile, Covid cases surge at the border…

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