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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the West Palm Beach Area March 2020 Employment Data

Apr 17, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the West Palm Beach area March 2020 Employment Data. This month, Florida saw expected changes in employment and unemployment data due to COVID-19 and the state’s effort to mitigate the spread.

 

West Palm Beach Area Economic Indicators Include:

  • Unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, up 1.1 percentage points from one year ago.
  • Private-sector employment decreased by 200 jobs, less than 0.1 percent, over the past year.
  • Industries with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area were
    • government with 1,800 new jobs;
    • leisure and hospitality with 1,600 new jobs; and
    • construction with 1,200 new jobs.

 

To view the March 2020 employment data, visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.

 

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