Labor Force & Employment

May 2017 Labor Trends 

Palm Beach County's May unemployment rate of 3.9% is steady with the April rate of 3.9% reflecting a slight net loss of 248 jobs.

However, continued employment growth for Palm Beach County is indicated by the 2.4 percentage increase in the number of total non-agricultural jobs during the last twelve months.  This represents a net gain of 14,700 
jobs.

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Palm Beach
County Labor Force

May-17

Apr-17

May-16

Change
May
16
May 17

Percent Change

Change
Apr 17
May 17

Percent Change

Civilian Labor Force

726,823

727,407

708,527

18,296

2.6%

-584

-0.1%

Employment

698,198

699,030

677,663

20,535

3.0%

-832

-0.1%

Unemployment

28,625

28,377

30,864

-2,239

-7.3%

248

0.9%

Unemployment Rate

3.9%

3.9%

4.4%

 

     
    Florida

4.0%

4.1%

4.5%

       
    National

4.1%

4.1%

4.5%

       


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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