FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2021
Contact: Lesley Harris
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 5.6% in April 2021, which was higher than the state’s rate of 4.8%. This rate was 12.0 percentage points lower than the region’s rate of 17.6% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,318,070, down 31,903 (-2.4) over the year. There were 73,449 unemployed residents in the region.
Central Florida’s Lowest Unemployment Rates:
Job Growth Trends
The Villages MSA:
Trends in High Growth Industries (HGIs):
The Following HGIs Grew Faster in the CSCF Region than Statewide Over the Year:
Industries losing jobs over the year were:
*Compared to all Metro Areas in the State
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research.