Labor Force & Employment

March 2017 Labor Trends 

Palm Beach County's March unemployment rate of 4.2% is down from the February rate of 4.7% reflecting a net gain of 3,442 jobs.

Continued employment growth for Palm Beach County is indicated by the 2.3 percentage increase in the number of total non-agricultural jobs during the last twelve months.  This represents a net gain of 14,200 
jobs.

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Palm Beach
County Labor Force

Mar-17

Feb-17

Mar-16

Change
Mar
16
Mar 17

Percent Change

Change
Feb 17
Mar 17

Percent Change

Civilian Labor Force

728,235

725,672

709,237

18,998

2.7%

2,563

0.4%

Employment

697,696

691,691

677,052

20,644

3.0%

6,005

0.9%

Unemployment

30,539

33,981

32,185

-1,646

-5.1%

-3,442

-10.1%

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

4.7%

4.5%

 

     
    Florida

4.3%

4.7%

4.8%

       
    National

4.6%

4.9%

5.1%

       


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Helpful Links 

 

 
  
 

 
 CareerSource Florida

Bureau of Labor
Statistics

 CareerSource
Palm Beach County



For more information contact:

Judy Fancher
Administrative Assistant
Economic Development & Research

Phone: 561.835.1008 Ext. 4112
jfancher@bdb.org

 

 

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