Year-Over-Year Trend Shows Jobs Growing with Workforce
Flagler County’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.2%, according to the March 2023 data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
“Both our labor force and the number of residents employed is growing at a similar rate, which is helping keep Flagler County’s unemployment rate low,” said Greg Blosé, President & CEO, Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber. “This trend continued in March of 2023. Year-over-year (comparing March 2023 to March 2022), we’ve seen approximately 2,100 more residents find employment, while our labor force has increased by 2,074.”
The number of Flagler County residents that are employed (either working in this county or another county) increased from 49,972 workers in February 2023 to 50,476 in March 2023, an increase of 504 residents.
The number of unemployed job-seeking residents in Flagler County remained flat, measuring 1,659 in March 2023, up slightly from 1,645 in February 2023, an increase of 12 residents from last month’s report.
The Flagler County labor force has grown from at 51,617 residents in February 2023 to 52,135 in March 2023, an increase of 518.