The employment momentum generated over the last six months in Leon County slowed significantly in December, 2013. The latest report shows that the number of people employed in Leon County fell by 2,286 workers from 142,906 in November to 140,620 in December. From June to November of 2013, Leon County added 6,058 workers to local […]
Employment data for November, 2013 shows that Leon County added 157 jobs. This increase means that Leon County has added jobs for six straight months. This has not happened since 2007. The unemployment rate came in at 5.3%. Since June of this year, 5,936 people in Leon County have found work, bringing the total number […]
The unemployment rate is one of the most watched economic statistics. And with the slow creation of jobs during this longer than normal recovery from the Great Recession, it has become even more visible. The media and political pundits wait each month for the unemployment rate to be revealed and begin writing about the implications […]
Now that the recession is officially over (as of June 2009), when will the jobs come back and where will they come from? As most economists will tell you, in a normal recession employment is one of the last economic indicators to show improvement. However, as we all know, this recession is different.