FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2021
Contact: Lesley Harris
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 5.5% in March 2021, which was higher than the state’s rate of 4.7%. This rate was 0.3 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 5.2% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,301,723, down 128,561 (-9.0) over the year. There were 71,303 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.