REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 2018

CareerSource Capital Region to host the Largest Hiring Fair of the Year

 

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 May 2018.

The region’s rate was 0.6 percent lower than the previous month and 0.2 percent lower than the state’s rate for May 2018. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 2.9 percent. Leon County followed at 3.1 percent. Gadsden County was at 4.3 percent. There were a total of 5,968 unemployed residents in the Capital Region.

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

  • Registered Nurses
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Management Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

“Our hiring fair on June 20th will be a great opportunity for career seekers in the Capital Region to meet employers from the professional services, government and non-profit industries as well as in financial services and information technology sectors,” said Trish Yahn, Client and Business Solutions Manager. “In 2017, over three hundred career seekers connected with thirty-nine local businesses at this event. We are hoping for another great turnout again this year.”

  • Professional Services, Government and Non-Profit Hiring Fair
    June 20th 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    FSU Turnbull Conference Center
    555 W. Pensacola St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    Learn more

Career seekers who are interested in attending the hiring fair should visit here to register. 

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 15, 2018

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.