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Still outpacing the state and national unemployment figures

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 3.3% in August 2019. This rate was 0.1 percentage point lower than the region’s year-ago rate of 3.4%. The region’s August 2019 unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage point lower than the state rate of 3.5%. The labor force was 1,424,115, up 53,773 (+3.9) over the year. There were 46,463 unemployed residents in the region.
Unemployment Rates
Central Florida’s Lowest Unemployment Rates:
  • Orange County and Seminole County had the lowest unemployment rate (3.1%) in the CareerSource Central Florida region followed by Lake County (3.4%), Osceola County (3.6%), and Sumter County (5.2%).
Job Growth Trends
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA:
  • Nonagricultural Employment was 1,347,400, an Increase of 51,600 Jobs (+4%) Over the Year.
  • Highest Annual Job Growth*
  • Professional and Business Services (+20,800 jobs)
  • Leisure and Hospitality (+8,900 jobs)
  • Mining, Logging, and Construction (+6,300 jobs)
  • Manufacturing (+3,700 jobs)
  • Tied for the Highest Annual Job Growth*
  • Information (+100 jobs)
  • Fastest Annual Job Growth Rate*
  • Professional and Business Services (+9%)
  • Manufacturing (+7.9%)
  • Second Highest Annual Job Growth*
  • Education and Health Services (+5,000 jobs)
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+3,400 jobs)
  • Government (+2,000 jobs)
  • Second Fastest Annual Job Growth Rate*
  • Information (0.4%)
*Compared to All the Metro Areas in the State
The Villages MSA:
  • Nonagricultural Employment in The Villages MSA was 30,600, an increase of 900 jobs (+3%) over the year.
Additional Information
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research.
Next Release Scheduled for October 18, 2019.

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