Florida’s unemployment rate approached the end of 2019 at a historic low. The rate fell to 3.1 percent in November, down from 3.2 percent in October and putting it at a mark hit twice in the past 40 years, most recently in March 2006, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office.
Flagler County’s rate remained steady at 3.3 percent, the same rate as in October but down from 3.9 percent a year ago. Flagler County’s labor force dipped somewhat, to 48,352, but is still about 1,200 people higher than a year ago. There were 1,575 people on the unemployment rolls in the county, down from 18,31 a year ago, and 46,800 people holding jobs, about 100 fewer than last month but 1,400 more than a year ago.
“Moving forward, I will continue to prioritize investments in Florida’s workforce and infrastructure to provide continued opportunities for our communities to be resilient and prepared for the future,” DeSantis said in a prepared statement.
When DeSantis was sworn into office in January, Florida’s unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent, representing 352,000 Floridians out of work from a workforce of 10.3 million. The seasonally adjusted figure for November remained below the national unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported 323,000 Floridians were out of work in November from a workforce of 10.5 million. Over the past year, the education and health-services sectors have had the largest growth, adding 62,300 new positions.
Fields involving leisure and hospitality were up 38,100 jobs. Professional and business services were up 33,600, while construction was up 26,700. Regionally, the metropolitan statistical area from Miami to West Palm Beach posted the most new workers, with 40,100 added over the last year, a 1.5 percent increase. Meanwhile, 24,400 new jobs were added over the past year in the Jacksonville area, representing a 3.4 percent increase. The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area added 36,700 new jobs in the past year, a 2.8 percent increase. And the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area added 30,800 new workers, an increase of 2.2 percent.
–News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Thank you President Trump! We are all lucky that the Democrat clown show is ushering you into a second term!
Florida Voter says
Indeed. Now his job growth and unemployment decrease is almost half as long as Obama’s.
Remember: Obama inherited a recession. In two years (with a Democratic congress) he turned that into a growing job market and we’ve been in OBAMA’s growth for 9 years now. Trump hasn’t changed the direction of the economy, he’s maintained what OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS gave him.
John Le Tellier says
That is only until Morgan and Morgan gets through their request to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour. Businesses, especially small business will not be able to afford it and will either go out of business or let more employees go.
Boy, We never had it so good. China is eating our lunch. Planning for long term goals, not short term just about profits for wall street. 200 mph train systems, beautiful roads and futuristic airports. Our country is strip malls, transmission shops, and message parlors.
God bless Obama for everything he has done for this country, unfortunately we should start to see the effects of Trump soon and that will not be pretty.
Hey John, you forgot, Mexican restaurants LOL, we got a new opening before long,, Cantina Louie 10 Palm Harbor Village Way, 630 feet from Salsas. Brilliant planning by the City of Palm Coast
And all the Democrats who oppose Donald Trump want nothing more than to Impeach him…
I will never vote Democratic again and those that do, shame on you.
Steve Ward says
Thank you to the last 3 Presidents and the World Central Banks especially the Federal Reserve Bank and the respective Chairmen and woman for Q/E To the Moon for a decade along with all the other Fiscal easing tools used some of them unpredented.. Now if we can get wages higher that would be great. A 10 year plus Economic expansion thru 3 Administrations without a Recession.
Former life long democrat says
I’m glad I voted against Hillary. There’s no doubt the economy is good because of the current administration. My former party is in the process of guaranteeing another four years of a good economy. I’m so glad I finally woke up and stopped believing the bs. I’m very glad we have a president who doesn’t give us the same failed policies of his predecessors (both parties). I’m proud to be an American and proud to be a newly registered Independent. There are *some* good policies from both parties. So I just think of it as voting a la carte.
you are 100% correct
Grass cutters and servers. That’s about it for flagler county. No real jobs
Marshall Gooden says
You’re so right.
City managers and public officials need to do more to attract business les that’ll bring higher paying jobs. Flagler and surrounding counties have skilled workers just waiting for jobs.
MR. G says