FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2020
Contact: Michelle Tincher
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 16.1% in March 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 12.9%. This rate was 13.3 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 2.8% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,280,151 down 94,556 (-6.9) over the year. There were 206,381 unemployed residents in the region.
Central Florida’s Lowest Unemployment Rates:
Job Growth Trends
The Villages MSA:
*Compared to all Metro Areas in the State
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research.