FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2021
Contact: Lesley Harris
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 5.3% in July 2021, which was higher than the state’s rate of 5.1%. This rate was 10.2 percentage points lower than the region’s rate of 15.5% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,374,975, up 17,275 (+1.3) over the year. There were 73,328 unemployed residents in the region.
Central Florida’s Lowest Unemployment Rates:
Job Growth Trends
The Villages MSA:
Trends in High Growth Industries (HGIs):
The Following HGIs Grew Faster in the CSCF Region than Statewide Over the Year:
Industries losing jobs over the year were:
*Compared to all Metro Areas in the State
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research.