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Regional unemployment rate for Big Bend counties was 4.2 percent in March

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 15:13:50-04

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has announced that the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties was 4.2 percent for March 2020.

According to a press release, the region’s March 2020 unemployment rate was 0.1 percent higher than the region’s year ago rate of 3.2 percent and was lower to the state’s rate of 4.3 percent.

FDEO says Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 3.9 percent.

Leon County followed at 4.1 percent. Gadsden County was at 5.6 percent.

There were a total of 7,976 unemployed residents in the Capital Region.

“At CareerSource Capital Region, we have shifted all of our resources to be delivered remotely, so we can help career seekers connect to employment opportunities quickly. We are posting new job opportunities every day, and our dedicated team of professionals are working diligently to improve resumes, prepare career seekers for virtual interviews, and help our employers hire quality candidates,” said Dan McGrew, General Manager at CareerSource Capital Region. “We have so many resources available right now for our community — We are here to help!”

Career seekers who are looking for a job should visit or call (850) 922-0023. CareerSource Capital Region provides employment assistance to anyone age 16+ at no cost to the career seeker.

For more information about the Capital Region’s Unemployment Report for March 2020, click here.