The latest jobs report shows that there were 152,832 people working in Leon County in October, which is 1,180 more than last month’s revised employment number.
The October unemployment rate came in at 4.1%, up from the 4.0% reported last month. One year ago, the October 2020 unemployment rate was 5.6%. In October, 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 October 2021 was 1,243 less than those working in October 2019, but is 7,312 more than in October 2020.
The October 2021 labor force – those looking for jobs – came in at 159,293 which was 712 greater than the number reported in October 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 October back to 2018.