Flagler County’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.7%, according to the July 2023 data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, up from 3.6% in June 2023.
“Flagler County’s unemployment rate is a full point higher than the state of Florida, which is 2.7%,” said Greg Blosé, President & CEO, Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce. “3.7% is the highest unemployment rate Flagler County has seen since January 2022. The reason for the increase is because Flagler County’s population is growing. As population continues to grow, we will experience an increase in the labor force and see more people standing in the unemployment line as they search for jobs after relocating here. Hiring in Flagler County was still strong in July 2022, but could not keep up with our growing labor force, which is now more than 53,000 residents strong.”
The number of Flagler County residents that are employed (either working in this county or another county) increased from 50,976 in June 2023 to 51,193 in July 2023, an increase of 217 residents.
The number of unemployed job-seeking residents in Flagler County also increased, measuring 1,974 in July 2023, up from 1,913 in June 2023, an increase of 61 residents from last month’s report.
The Flagler County labor force continued growing, eclipsing 53,000, with 53,167 in July 2023, an increase of 278 residents.
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