STEM Industries Continue to Grow in the Capital Region

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties decreased by 0.8% for February 2017 according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

The region’s rate of 4.4% was 0.3% lower than the state’s rate for February 2017. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region with 3.9%. Leon County followed at 4.3% and Gadsden County at 6.2%. 

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

  • Registered Nurses (319 jobs)
  • First-Line Supervisors for Retail Sales Workers (189 jobs)
  • Computer Systems Analysts (161 jobs)

“Last month, one third of the top 15 advertised positions for our region were in STEM industries,” said CareerSource Capital Region CEO Jim McShane. “Through our STEM Ready program we have been able to connect local business to candidates interested in these industries. We also provide access to paid internships and financial assistance for people to train for these careers.”

For additional information related to the Unemployment Report click here. To learn more about how to get involved in STEM Ready visit or call (850) 617-4624.


March 24, 2017


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.