• Florida Department of Commerce Releases Latest Employment Numbers

    Florida Department of Commerce Releases Latest Employment Numbers

    The Florida Department of Commerce has just released the October 2023 employment report.  The Jacksonville MSA had an unemployment rate of 3.1%, which was up slightly from September.  St. Johns County increased from 2.7 percent to 2.8 percent. Of the 917,972 people counted as part of the area's workforce in October, there were 28,625 unemployed residents in the region – up slightly from 28,090 unemployed residents in September.

    Northeast Florida October 2023 Unemployment Statistics by County

    Source: FloridaCommerce (not seasonally adjusted)

    In October, St. John’s County continued to record the lowest unemployment rate in the region (2.8 percent), followed by Nassau County (3.0 percent), Baker County (3.1 percent), Clay County (3.1 percent), Duval County (3.2 percent) and Putnam County (4.3 percent).

    CareerSource NEFL reported the current top-five most advertised job occupations among all industries in the region included retail salespersons (1,159 positions), first-line supervisors of retail salespersons (1,015 positions), fast food and counter workers (697 positions), stockers and order fillers (670 positions) and first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers (562). In September, CareerSource NEFL received more than 2,000 open job postings from its partner-employers. 

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