FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2020
Contact: Lesley Harris
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 9.7% in September 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 7.6%. This rate was 6.9 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 2.8% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,360,911 down 53,556 (-3.8) over the year. There were 132,179 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.