Local Unemployment Rate Drops

September 22, 2018

The latest job numbers released Friday show the employment rate decreasing in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Escambia County’s seasonably adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 3.9 percent in July to 3.6 percent in August.  There were 5,347 people reported unemployed  during the period. One year ago, unemployment in Escambia County was 4. 2percent.

Santa Rosa County’s unemployment rate fell from 3.8 percent in July to 3.4 percent in August. Santa Rosa County had a total of  2,734 persons still unemployed. The year-ago unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County was 4 percent.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was3.7 percent in August, unchanged from the July rate,and down 0.3 percentage points from a year ago.

The jobless numbers released by the state do not include persons that have given up on finding a job and are no longer reported as unemployed.


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