Latest Local Jobs Data Shows Strong Local Economy
Flagler County’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.9%, according to the April 2023 data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, down from 3.2% in March 2023.
“Flagler County is once again below three percent unemployment, which is an indicator of a strong local economy,” said Greg Blosé, President & CEO, Palm Coast Flagler Regional Chamber. “Looking ahead, we expect a strong summer travel season in Flagler County, which will bolster our economy and help keep the unemployment rate low.”
The number of Flagler County residents that are employed (either working in this county or another county) increased from 50,505 in March 2023 to 50,586 in April 2023, an increase of 81 residents.
The number of unemployed job-seeking residents in Flagler County decreased measuring 1,491 in April 2023, down from 1,658 in March 2023, a decrease of 167 residents from last month’s report.
The Flagler County labor force remained flat, checking in with 52,077 in April 2023.