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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Orlando Area April 2021 Employment Data

May 21, 2021

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the statewide number of private sector jobs increased by 18,800 over the month, resulting in twelve consecutive months of job growth. Florida’s unemployment rate slightly increased to 4.8 percent in April 2021, still remaining below the national average of 6.1 percent.  Florida’s labor force was up 73,000, bringing the April 2021 total up to 10,243,000.

The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 5.6 percent in April, down 12.1 percentage points from the April 2020 rate. The Orlando area private sector employment increased by 52,600 jobs over the year. The industries gaining the most amount of jobs over the year were trade, transportation, and utilities, gaining 18,500 jobs, and education and health services, gaining 12,000 jobs.   

Floridians in search of work and new job opportunities are encouraged to turn to the CareerSource Florida network for help. Floridians can find guidance by registering with Employ Florida (EmployFlorida.com) and search listings of available local job openings. Career seekers also can improve employability assistance, perfecting resume writing, interviewing skills, establishing career goals, and pursuing customized career training. These services are provided at no cost to job seekers.

To view the April 2021 employment data, visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.  

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