Labor Force & Employment

August 2017 Labor Trends 

Palm Beach County's August unemployment rate of 4.4% is down from the July rate of 4.5% reflecting a net gain of 641 jobs.

Continued employment growth for Palm Beach County is indicated by the 2.6 percentage increase in the number of total non-agricultural jobs during the last twelve months.  This represents a net gain of 15,700 
jobs.

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Palm Beach
County Labor Force

Aug-17

Jul-17

Aug-16

Change
Aug
16
Aug 17

Percent Change

Change
Jul 17
Aug 17

Percent Change

Civilian Labor Force

725,124

729,387

708,147

16,977

2.4%

-4,263

-0.6%

Employment

693,098

696,720

670,616

22,482

3.4%

-3,622

-0.5%

Unemployment

32,026

32,667

37,531

-5,505

-14.7%

-641

-2.0%

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

4.5%

5.3%

 

     
    Florida

4.2%

4.4%

5.2%

       
    National

4.5%

4.6%

5.0%

       


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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