Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 6.0% for June 2021, 1.0 Percentage Point Higher than the State
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 6.0% in June 2021, which was higher than the state’s rate of 5.0%. This rate was 12.3 percentage points lower than the region’s rate of 18.3% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,365,466, up 14,012 (+1.0) over the year. There were 82,523 unemployed residents in the region.
Central Florida’s Lowest Unemployment Rates:
- Seminole County had the lowest unemployment rate (5.1%) in the CSCF region followed by Lake County (5.9%), Orange County (6.1%), Osceola County (7.2%), and Sumter County (7.2%).
Job Growth Trends
- Nonagricultural employment was 1,205,300, an increase of 89,700 Jobs
(+8.0%) over the year.
- Fastest Annual Job Growth*
- Leisure and Hospitality Services (+32.9%)
- Education and Health Services (+7.9%)
- Financial Activities (+5.2%)
- Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+4.2%)
- Second Highest Annual Job Growth*
- Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+9,400 jobs)
- Financial Activities (+3,900 jobs)
- Third Highest Annual Job Growth*
- Professional and Business Services (+7,700 jobs)
- Mining, Logging, and Construction (+2,600 jobs)
The Villages MSA:
- Nonagricultural employment in The Villages MSA was 30,900, a decrease of 300 jobs (-1.0 percent) over the year.
Trends in High Growth Industries (HGIs):
The Following HGIs Grew Faster in the CSCF Region than Statewide Over the Year:
- Leisure and Hospitality (+48,600 Jobs)
- Education and Health Services (+12,100 Jobs)
- Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+9,400 Jobs)
- Professional and Business Services (+7,700 Jobs)
- Financial Services (+3,900 Jobs)
- Mining, Logging, and Construction (+2,600 Jobs)
- Information (+1,100 Jobs)
Industries losing jobs over the year were:
- Manufacturing (-500 Jobs)
- Government (-200 Jobs)
*Compared to all Metro Areas in the State
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research.