While statewide Florida unemployment remains locked at 10.7% since June. The Central Florida unemployment rate has been posting slightly lower than the state unemployment average. This week the Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment by Metropolitan Area, Seasonally Adjusted was released.
For August the Orlando metro area posted an unemployment rate of 10.2%. This means that with an available worker base of 1,119,238 there were 114,419 Central Floridians without a job. Much like the statewide unemployment rate, Central Florida has been stuck at 10.2% unemployment since June. Across the state of Florida, Palm Coast FL metro area posted a state high of 14.6% unemployment while Crestview–Fort Walton Beach-Destin metro area came in at low 7.7%
El Centro California, had the highest metro unemployment rate across all cities surveyed across the United States. El Centro dropped one percentage point to 29.9 unemployment rate and the national unemployment low is Bismark ND posting 3.4% unemployment.
For more information on this report of unemployment in metro areas across the nation check out the Civilian Labor Force and Unemployment by Metropolitan Area, Seasonally Adjusted link at: http://www.bls.gov/lau/metrossa.htm.
The national unemployment average rate during this reporting period is 9.1% with a new national unemployment report due out next month.
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