REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CONTINUES TO DROP

Employers Still Seeking Candidates for Many Vacant Positions

TALLAHASSEE, FL – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties was 3.7 percent for August 2018.

The region’s rate was 0.1 percent lower than the states rate of 3.8 percent for August 2018. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 3.2 percent. Leon County followed at 3.6 percent. Gadsden County was at 4.7 percent. There were a total of 6,776 unemployed residents in the Capital Region.


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

  • Registered Nurses
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Retail Salespersons
  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

“There are more than 500 open positions in the capital region currently posted in Employ Florida.  In the upcoming weeks and months, CareerSource Capital Region is planning recruitment events for several employers who have multiple job vacancies,” said Trish Yahn, Client and Business Solutions Manager at CareerSource Capital Region. “The open positions employers are looking to fill include food service workers, certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians, unit secretaries, correctional officers, and greenhouse/agricultural specialists.” 

Career seekers who are interested in attending a recruitment event 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 August 2018, click here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 21, 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.