Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 6.9% for December 2020, 0.8 Percentage Point Higher than the State
Central Florida’s Lowest Unemployment Rates:
- Seminole County had the lowest unemployment rate (5.2%) in the CSCF region followed by Sumter County (5.9%), Lake County (6.0%), Orange County (7.2%), and Osceola County (8.7%).
Job Growth Trends
- Nonagricultural employment was 1,223,300, a decrease of 130,000 Jobs (-9.6%) over the year.
- Industries losing jobs over the year were:
- Leisure and Hospitality (-84,700 Jobs)
- Education and Health Services (-10,100 Jobs)
- Government (-9,700 Jobs)
- Professional Businesses and Services (-6,100 Jobs)
- Mining, Logging, and Construction (-4,900)
- Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (-4,500 Jobs)
- Information (-1,200 Jobs)
- Financial Activities (-1,100 Jobs)
- Manufacturing (-800 Jobs)
- The Villages MSA:
- Nonagricultural employment was 32,900, an increase of 300 Jobs (-0.9%) over the year
*Compared to all Metro Areas in the State
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research.