Unemployment Rate Jumps In Escambia, Santa Rosa

March 12, 2019

The latest job numbers released Monday show a jump in the employment rate in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Escambia County’s seasonably adjusted unemployment rate increased from 3.3 percent in December to 4 percent in January.  There were 5,788 people reported unemployed  during the period. One year ago, unemployment in Escambia County was 4.4 percent.

Santa Rosa County’s unemployment rate jumped from 3.1 percent in December to 3.8 percent in January. Santa Rosa County had a total of  3,025 persons still unemployed. The year-ago unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County was 4.2 percent.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in January 2019, a 0.1 percentage point increase from the December 2018 rate, and down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. There were 352,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,320,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January.

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.


2 Responses to “Unemployment Rate Jumps In Escambia, Santa Rosa”

  1. G on March 13th, 2019 6:58 pm

    They sure don’t, that’s why I moved to Colorado.

  2. John on March 12th, 2019 12:57 pm

    They don’t want to bring good paying jobs to Escambia County. You can’t just focus on tourism.

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