Leon County December Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.2%

Leon County December Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.2%

The latest reports show that Leon County added 604 jobs in December. There were 157,604 people working in Leon County in December compared to last month’s revised employment number of 157,000.

The December unemployment rate came in at 2.2%, down from the 2.7% reported in November. One year ago, the December 2021 unemployment rate was 2.7%. In December, 2019 the unemployment rate was 2.8%.

Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic, the Leon County Jobs Report, provided below, includes comparison data back to 2019.

The number of people working in December 2022 was 6,681 more than in December 2019 and was 6,959 more than in December 2021.

The December 2022 labor force – those looking for jobs – came in at 161,138 which was 5,601 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 2019.

4 Responses to "Leon County December Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.2%"

  1. Is this like the nationally “fudged” numbers where it only counts people that are actually willing to work? As a tax payer I’d like to know the percentage of people I’m helping to stay home drink beer, smoke, and watch TV. I know it’s not 2.2%, those might be the only ones actually trying to get a job. Someone needs to come up with a statistic of able-bodied people who have no interest in working. That data would be more relevant to tax payers. I personally don’t mind helping people that are attempting to help themselves.

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