CareerSource Capital Region Invites Businesses to Industry Sector Rounds


TALLAHASSEE, FL – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties was 4.0 percent for July 2018.

The region’s rate was 0.3 percent lower than the previous month and was equal to the states rate of 4.0 percent for July 2018. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 3.4 percent. Leon County followed at 3.9 percent. Gadsden County was at 5.1 percent. There were a total of 7,407 unemployed residents in the Capital Region.

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

  • Registered Nurses
  • Software Developers
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Retail Salespersons

“We are pleased to see continued growth in our region,” said Kara Palmer Smith, Senior Director at CareerSource Capital Region. “As the community continues to seek employment, we encourage local businesses, education, economic and workforce development professionals to work together to address industry challenges, workforce needs and exchange best practices to guarantee continuous growth in their sector. On August 23rd, we invite business leaders from all industries to join us for the Industry Sector Round Launch where our discussion begins.” 

Industry Sector Round Launch
August 23rd, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Florida State Turnbull Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
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For more information about the Capital Region’s Unemployment Report for July 2018, click here.


August 17, 2018


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


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.