Leon County Job Growth Flat in October, Unemployment Rate Up

Leon County Job Growth Flat in October, Unemployment Rate Up

The latest employment information shows that Leon County added 182 jobs in October. One year ago Leon County added 504 jobs. The unemployment rate in October increased to 5.1%. The unemployment last month (September) was 4.6%. One year ago the October unemployment rate was 2.8%. The number of people working in October, 2020 is less […]

Weekly Report Ending Nov. 22nd: Leon COVID Cases Up, Positivity Rate below 5%

Weekly Report Ending Nov. 22nd: Leon COVID Cases Up, Positivity Rate below 5%

TR’s weekly report (November 15-22) on Leon County COVID cases, hospitalizations, and testing positivity rates is detailed below. TR’s November 15th weekly report can be reviewed here. The weekly report, ending November 22nd, shows an increase in cases and hospitalizations and a decrease in the positivity rate. The Numbers The Leon County 7-day average (yellow-line) of […]

Tallahassee Violent Crime Incidents Remain Elevated, Up 78%

Tallahassee Violent Crime Incidents Remain Elevated, Up 78%

Based on Tallahassee Police Department reports, violent crime incidents have increased by approximately 78% in 2020 during August, September, and October when compared to the same months in 2019. Additionally, incident reports show the violent crime began increasing in May 2020. Violent crime incidents include murder, robbery, rape, assault, & battery Violent Crime The chart […]

Senator Simpson Eyes Education Funding Amid Budget Woes

Senator Simpson Eyes Education Funding Amid Budget Woes

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Facing a $5 billion reduction in estimates of state revenue, Senate President Wilton Simpson warned Tuesday that austerity measures — including potentially the first public university tuition increases in a decade — are on the horizon. Simpson’s comments came as the Trilby Republican took up […]