REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 2018

CareerSource Capital Region to host the Wakulla County Hiring Fair

TALLAHASSEE, FL – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties was 3.2 percent for December 2018.

The region’s rate was 0.1 percentage point lower than the state’s rate of 3.3 percent for December 2018. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 3.0 percent. Leon County followed at 3.1 percent. Gadsden County was at 4.3 percent. There were a total of 6,130 unemployed residents in the Capital Region.

The top six advertised occupations in the CareerSource Capital Region in December 2018 were as follows:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Retail Salespersons
  • First-Line Supervisor of Retail Sales Workers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Nursing Assistants

“As the unemployment rate decreases in the Capital Region, employers and businesses are still on the hunt for skilled talent,” said Kara Palmer Smith, Senior Director of CareerSource Capital Region. “The Wakulla County Hiring on February 21st will be a great opportunity for career seekers to showcase their skills and talents in person and hopefully leave a positive lasting impression.”

Career seekers who are interested in attending the Wakulla County Hiring Fair should click here to learn how to submit their resume and schedule an interview.

For more information about the Capital Region’s Unemployment Report for December 2018, click here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 18, 2019

PRESS CONTACT:

Selena Coles
Office (850) 617-4554, Cell (850) 508-1698

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About CareerSource Capital Region

CareerSource Capital Region connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties. Solutions for career seekers include one-on-one career advising, interviewing and resume-writing assistance, employment workshops, and labor market information. Solutions for employers include recruitment assistance, skills assessments for applicants, customized training, and information on tax incentives. Employers and career seekers are matched through the Employ Florida Marketplace system. All solutions are provided at no cost. Programs funded through CareerSource Capital Region are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network.