REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASES FOR AUGUST 2017

 

Top Two Careers Featured in New Career Pathways Project

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties remained unchanged at 4.0% for August 2017.

The region’s rate was 0.2% lower than the region’s rate for July 2017 and the state’s rate for August 2017. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region with 3.4%. Leon County followed at 3.9%. Gadsden County was at 5.4%. 

The top advertised occupations in the Capital Region in August 2017 were as follows:

Career seekers who are interested in training for these careers should visit www.mycareerpathways.org to research salary ranges and local training programs.

“Our Career Pathways project takes the guesswork out of researching careers and training in the Capital Region,” said CareerSource Capital Region CEO Jim McShane. “Our community is home to a lot of exciting careers. By connecting with our team, career seekers, students, and parents can take assessments and learn training and careers in our region.”

For more information about the Capital Region’s Unemployment Report for August 2017, click here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 15, 2017

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.