March 2018 Unemployment Rate Announced for the Capital Region

TALLAHASSEE, FL – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties was 3.6 percent for March 2018.

The region’s rate was 0.4 percent lower than the region’s rate for the previous month and 0.2 percent lower than the state’s rate for March 2018. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 3.3 percent. Leon County followed at 3.4 percent. Gadsden County was at 4.7 percent. There were a total of 6,694 unemployed residents in the Capital Region.

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

  • Registered Nurses
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Management Analysts
  • Software Developers, Application

“The unemployment rate in the Capital Region continues to be low; however, employers are in need of talent for their businesses to prosper. Our recruitment events are just one of the many ways we help businesses find the talent they need and connect career seekers with opportunities,” stated Jim McShane, Chief Executive Officer of CareerSource Capital Region.

The recruitment events are an opportunity for employers to grow their talent pool and for career seekers to make lasting impressions. In the coming weeks, the following recruitment events will be held.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Recruitment Event
April 26th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Learn more

GT Technologies Recruitment Event
May 17th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Learn more

Career seekers who are interested in attending these recruitment events should visit the links above to schedule an interview and submit their resume.  

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


April 20, 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.