The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the West Palm Beach Area July 2022 Employment Data

Aug 19, 2022

Governor DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Private Sector Employment Up More Than 27,000 Over the Year in July 2022


West Palm Beach, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach Area’s private sector employment increased by 4.9 percent (+27,900 jobs) over the year in July 2022. The West Palm Beach area labor force increased by 3.8 percent (+27,980) over the year in July 2022. The West Palm Beach area unemployment rate decreased to 2.9 percent in July 2022, down 1.7 percentage points from 4.6 reported in July 2021.

In the West Palm Beach area, the industry gaining the most jobs over the year was leisure and hospitality, increasing by 9,200 jobs. In July 2022, the West Palm Beach metro area led all metro areas in job gains over the year in other services, increasing by 4,700 jobs.

July 2022 employment data indicates that Floridians are entering the workforce, businesses are creating jobs, and job seekers are successfully connecting with employment opportunities. These indicators are what sets Florida apart—Florida’s economy is strong and thriving.

Data in the month of July continues to indicate there are many job opportunities available for Floridians throughout the state, with more than 545,000 jobs posted online. Floridians in search of work and new job opportunities are encouraged to turn to the CareerSource Florida network for help. Floridians can find guidance on how to register with Employ Florida and search listings of available local job openings. Career seekers also can improve their employability by perfecting resume writing and interviewing skills, establishing career goals, and pursuing customized career training. These services are provided at no cost to job seekers.

To view the statewide July 2022 employment data, visit Visit Florida Insight for more information on labor market and economic data.       


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