The latest jobs report shows that there were 153,650 people working in Leon County in May, which is basically unchanged from the 153,645 people working last month.
The May unemployment rate came in at 2.5%, up from the 2.4% reported last month.
One year ago, the May 2021 unemployment rate was 4.1%. In May 2019 – before the impact of the COVID pandemic – the unemployment rate was 3.0%.
Due to the COVID pandemic, job comparisons are not as meaningful when using data from the COVID time frame. Therefore, the Leon County Jobs Report, provided below, includes job data before the onset of the pandemic.
The number of people working in May 2022 was 5,708 more than those working in May 2019.
The May 2022 labor force – those looking for jobs – came in at 157,617, which is 5,165 greater than the number reported in May 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 May back to 2019.