Flagler County Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3%

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555 Jobs Created in July 2021, Labor Force Continues Significant Growth

Flagler County job growth got back on track in July 2021, as 555 jobs were created, resulting in the unemployment rate dropping from 6% to 5.3% month-over-month. According to today’s data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity:

  • Flagler County’s labor force continued its strong growth in July by adding 216 additional residents,
  • In the past three months, Flagler County’s labor force has grown by 1,388 residents, an indicator the CareerSource/Chamber-led “Return to Work” initiative continues to be effective, and
  • The number of residents on unemployment dropped by 339.

“The July 2021 employment report is encouraging and shows job growth is back on track in Flagler County. The good news doesn’t stop there, as our workforce continues to grow and for the first time in several months, we have fewer Flagler County residents on unemployment,” said Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber President & CEO Greg Blosé.

Flagler County employment grew from 45,910 in June 2021 to 46,465, an increase of 555 new jobs. Meanwhile, the labor force grew from 48,838 in June 2021 to 49,054, an increase of 216 Flagler County residents.

Blosé concluded, “Looking ahead, the Chamber will monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 delta variant on job growth. It’s important to remember that the unemployment and job growth data is a lagging indicator, so the impacts of recent COVID spikes may not be fully realized in this report.”

The Chamber’s Return to Work Initiative urges unemployed residents to work with CareerSource Flagler/Volusia for information on open jobs. Visit https://www.careersourcefv.com/ to learn more or call 386-586-5169

For more information, contact Greg Blosé, President and CEO of the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber, at 386-846-1864 or via email at Greg@PalmCoastFlaglerRegionalChamber.com.

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