Labor force, employment and jobless numbers down across region

27 Jun 2024


OCALA — The jobless rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 3.8 percent in May, down 0.4 percentage point over the month and 0.3 percentage point greater than the region’s year ago rate of 3.5 percent.

The labor force was 217,695, down 1,570 (-0.7 percent) over the year. There were 8,370 unemployed residents in the region, a drop pf 825 compared to April and up of 652 over the year.

According to preliminary employment data released Friday by Florida Commerce, there were 209,325 employed across the region, a drop of 615 since April and 2,222 fewer than the same time last year.

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