The latest jobs report shows that there were 148,919 people working in Leon County in July, which is 707 more than last month’s revised employment number. The July unemployment rate came in at 5.0%, down from the 5.4% reported last month. One year ago the July, 2020 unemployment rate was 10.0%. In July, 2019 the unemployment rate was 3.6%.
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 July 2021 was 216 less than those working in July 2019, but is 12,976 more than in July 2020.
The labor force – those looking for jobs – came in at 156,816, which was 2,145 greater than the number reported in July 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 July back to 2018.
At the state-level, 127, 000 jobs were added in July when compared to June 2021. The July unemployment rate decreased to 5.1% from the 5.7% reported in June.