The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Jacksonville Area September 2020 Employment Data

Oct 16, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the Jacksonville area private-sector employment decreased by 28,200 jobs (-4.4 percent) over the year. The Jacksonville area’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in September.

The industry losing the most jobs over the year was leisure and hospitality (-12,800 jobs).  Three major industries gained jobs over the year in September 2020:  government (+1,700 jobs); financial activities (+500 jobs); and education and health services (+400 jobs).

Statewide, the number of private-sector jobs increased 36,100, up 0.5 percent from August 2020.  Florida’s unemployment rate was at 7.6 percent in September 2020.  Florida’s labor force down 2,000 (-less than 0.1 percent) over the month.

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