The latest reports show that Leon County gained 920 jobs in July. There were 159,793 people working in Leon County in July compared to last month’s revised employment number of 158,873.
The unemployment rate came in at 3.4%, up from the 3.3% reported in June. The unemployment rate was up due to a surge in people looking for work. Approximately 1,100 people joined the workforce in July.
One year ago, the July 2022 unemployment rate was 3.1%.
The Leon County Jobs Report, provided below, shows the number of people working in June 2023 was 5,088 more than in July 2022. The July 2023 labor force – those looking for jobs – came in at 165,338, which was 5,638 more than the number reported in July 2022.
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 2020.