Local Unemployment Rate Dips

August 18, 2018

Escambia County’s unemployment rate s 3.9 percent, down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago, according to the latest numbers released Friday.

The industries with the highest growth over the year in Pensacola were construction, and leisure and hospitality. The Pensacola area had 4,643 job openings, including 1,286 openings for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations.

Florida’s unemployment rate dipped in July, hitting an 11-year low of 3.7 percent, according to numbers posted Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. The latest estimate represents 383,000 Floridians considered out of work — 4,000 fewer than in June — from a workforce of 10.2 million. The mark, the lowest for Florida since April 2007, kept the state below the national figure of 3.9 percent for July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


2 Responses to “Local Unemployment Rate Dips”

  1. Me on August 19th, 2018 9:45 am

    No reason for these numbers, every business you drive by has help wanted or now hiring sogn up. The problem is many people who are not employed right now just dont want to work. At the company I work we can not get enough skilled workers to do the work that is available. Many of the ones we do hire do not show up for work every ever day.

  2. Richard on August 18th, 2018 10:09 pm

    How about that Trump Economy. he really is hurting this (now) great Country

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