Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.6% for February 2018

TALLAHASSEE, FL – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties was 3.6 percent for December 2017.

The region’s rate was 0.6 percent lower than the region’s rate for the previous year and 0.2 percent lower than the state’s rate for February 2018. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 3.3 percent. Leon County followed at 3.5 percent. Gadsden County was at 4.8 percent.  There were 6,769 unemployed residents in the region.

The top advertised occupations in the Capital Region in February 2018 were as follows:

  • Registered Nurses (341 jobs)
  • Computer Systems Analysts (236 jobs)
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (186 jobs)

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


March 26, 2018


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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.