FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2021
Contact: Lesley Harris
Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 5.8% in January 2021, which was higher than the state’s rate of 4.8%. This rate was 2.3 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 3.5% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,278,013, down 127,660 (-9.1) over the year. There were 73,937 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.