The latest jobs report shows that there were 151,375 people working in Leon County in December, which is 912 less than last month’s revised employment number.
The December unemployment rate came in at 3.4%, down from the 3.5% reported last month. One year ago, the December 2020 unemployment rate was 3.5%. In December, 2019 the unemployment rate was 2.6%.
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 December 2021 was 573 less than those working in December 2019, but is 8,006 more than in December 2020.
The December 2021 labor force – those looking for jobs – came in at 156,765 which was 824 greater than the number reported in December 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 December back to 2018.