Labor Force & Employment

August 2016 Labor Trends 

Palm Beach County's August unemployment rate of 5.1% is down from the July rate of 5.2% reflecting a net gain of 1,362 jobs.

Continued employment growth for Palm Beach County is indicated by the 2.3 percentage increase in the total non-agricultural jobs during the last twelve months.  This represents a net gain of 13,200 
jobs.

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Palm Beach
County Labor Force

Aug-16

Jul-16

Aug-15

Change
Aug
15
Aug 16

Percent Change

Change
Jul 16
Aug 16

Percent Change

Civilian Labor Force

699,012

705,150

693,510

5,502

0.8%

-6,138

-0.9%

Employment

663,503

668,279

655,705

7,798

1.2%

-4,776

-0.7%

Unemployment

35,509

36,871

37,805

-2,296

-6.1%

-1,362

-3.7%

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

5.2%

5.5%

 

     
    Florida

4.9%

5.1%

5.6%

       
    National

5.0%

5.1%

5.2%

       


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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