FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2020
Contact: Lesley Harris
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 8.0% in October 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 6.5%. This rate was 5.2 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 2.8% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,348,162 down 64,835 (-4.6) over the year. There were 107,633 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.