FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2020
Contact: Michelle Tincher
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 22.4% in May 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 14.5%. This rate was 19.5 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 2.9% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,359,481 down 28,446 (-2.0) over the year. There were 304,757 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.