Escambia County Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly

November 21, 2021

The unemployment rate in Escambia County declined by half a percentage point last month, according to newly released data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The unemployment rate in Escambia County was 4.1% in October, down from 4.2% in September. That represented 6,381 people out of work out of a county workforce of 154,298. One year ago, Escambia County’s unemployment rate was 4.8%, or 7,001 people.

The area’s private sector employment added 7,200 new private-sector jobs over the year, a 4.7% increase. The Pensacola area labor force in October 2021 increased by 15,058 over the year, a 6.6% increase. The industry gaining the most jobs over the year was leisure and hospitality, increasing by 2,100 jobs.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in October 2021, down 0.2 percentage point from the revised September 2021 rate, and down 1.2 percentage points from a year ago


3 Responses to “Escambia County Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly”

  1. BRING IT ON on November 27th, 2021 9:39 pm

    The only way you’re unemployed is because you want to be unemployed.

  2. Get ur Butts to Work!! on November 23rd, 2021 6:21 pm

    Amen sister! Anne told u right it’s a hoax, the CORRUPT Government we have is handing out taxpayers money and just passed an GAZILLION DOLLAR ” infiltration bill that will put our great grandkids in debt before they are even born!! SMH!! LETS GO BRANDON #FJB

  3. Anne on November 21st, 2021 9:40 am

    “NOW HIRING” signs all over the place.
    Businesses literally Begging for people to Work.
    With some exceptions this Unemployment thing is a hoax for sitting on your duff and collecting hand-outs from the government.

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