FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2021
Contact: Lesley Harris
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 6.4% in February 2021, which was higher than the state’s rate of 4.7%. This rate was 3.3 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 3.1% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,308,487, down 105,573 (-7.5) over the year. There were 84,102 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.