Labor Force & Employment

May 2016 Labor Trends 

Palm Beach County's May unemployment rate of 4.2% is down from the April rate of 4.3% reflecting a net gain of 1,083 jobs.

Continued employment growth for Palm Beach County is indicated by the 2.4 percentage increase in the total non-agricultural jobs during the last twelve months.  This represents a net gain of 13,800 
jobs.

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Palm Beach
County Labor Force

May-16

Apr-16

May-15

Change
May
15
May 16

Percent Change

Change
Apr 16
May 16

Percent Change

Civilian Labor Force

696,424

694,331

697,986

-1,562

-0.2%

2,093

0.3%

Employment

667,323

664,147

662,569

4,754

0.7%

3,176

0.5%

Unemployment

29,101

30,184

35,417

-6,316

-17.8%

-1,083

-3.6%

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

4.3%

5.1%

 

     
    Florida

4.4%

4.5%

5.5%

       
    National

4.5%

4.7%

5.3%

       


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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