Restaurant Taxable Sales Rebound from 40% Drop Due to COVID, Still Lagging

Restaurant Taxable Sales Rebound from 40% Drop Due to COVID, Still Lagging

Reports from the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) show the impact of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts on restaurant sales across Florida. The statewide impacts were comparable to the revenue losses experienced by restaurant establishments in Leon County. Florida restaurant taxable sales fell 37% in April and 53% in May when compared to same months in […]

Sales of Existing Homes Fall 7.5% in August, Prices Up

Sales of Existing Homes Fall 7.5% in August, Prices Up

Sales of existing single-family homes in Leon county were down 7.5% when compared to numbers sold in the same month one year ago. There were 332 single-family home resales in August 2019 and 307 resales in August 2020. Last month there were 317 existing single-family homes sold. The average sales price in August 2020 increased […]

August Employment Rebounds, Still Down 12,700 Jobs

August Employment Rebounds, Still Down 12,700 Jobs

The latest employment information shows that Leon County added 6,378 jobs in August. One year ago Leon County added 4,989 jobs. The unemployment in August was 5.6%. One year ago the unemployment rate was 3.4%. The unemployment last month was 8.6% The number of people working in August, 2020 decreased when compared to last year. […]

Airport Passenger Traffic Falls in August

Airport Passenger Traffic Falls in August

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on air travel. The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows passenger traffic decreased 65.5% in August when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down from 70,937 during August 2019 to 24,444 this year. Last month passenger traffic […]

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