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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.1 Percent; More Job Openings Than Unemployed for Third Consecutive Month
10/22/2021

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.1 Percent; More Job Openings Than Unemployed for Third Consecutive Month

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2021) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for September announced today is 4.1 percent -- below both the 4.6 percent national rate and Florida’s 4.3 percent rate for more than a year, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted). September’s rate also dropped 2.5 percentage points below the year-ago rate of 6.6 percent.

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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7 Percent; More Job Openings Than Unemployed for Second Consecutive Month
09/17/2021

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7 Percent; More Job Openings Than Unemployed for Second Consecutive Month

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2021) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for August announced today is 4.7 percent -- below both the 5.3 percent national rate and Florida’s 5.0 percent rate for a full year, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted). August’s rate also dropped 3.4 percentage points below the year-ago rate of 8.1 percent.

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Milestone: More Job Openings than Unemployed People in Palm Beach County
09/10/2021

Milestone: More Job Openings than Unemployed People in Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2021) – For the first time since available records began in 2005, there are more job openings than unemployed people in Palm Beach County, according to statistics released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. These statistics reveal that there are 38,544 job openings and 36,626 unemployed people in the county (latest statistics available for July 2021; new statistics will be released for August on Sept. 17).

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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent; Remains Below State and National Rates for Nearly a Year
08/20/2021

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent; Remains Below State and National Rates for Nearly a Year

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Aug. 20, 2021) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for July announced today is 4.8 percent -- below both the 5.7 percent national rate and Florida’s 5.1 percent rate for 11 consecutive months, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted). July’s rate also dropped 6.7 percentage points below the year-ago rate of 11.5 percent.

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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate 5.3 Percent; Remains Below State and National Rates for 10 Consecutive Months
07/16/2021

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate 5.3 Percent; Remains Below State and National Rates for 10 Consecutive Months

West Palm Beach, Fla. (July 16, 2021) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for June announced today is 5.3 percent -- below both the 6.1 percent national rate and Florida’s 5.7 percent rate for the tenth consecutive month, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted). June’s rate also dropped 6.2 percentage points below the year-ago rate of 11.5 percent.

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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly to 4.6 Percent; Below State and National Rates for Nine Consecutive Months
06/18/2021

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly to 4.6 Percent; Below State and National Rates for Nine Consecutive Months

West Palm Beach, Fla. (June 18, 2021) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for May announced today is 4.6 percent -- below both the 5.5 percent national rate and Florida’s 5.0 percent rate for the ninth consecutive month – and the lowest point since March 2020, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted). May’s rate also dropped 9.7 percent below the year-ago rate of 14.3 percent.

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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.7 Percent; Below State and National Rates for Eight Consecutive Months
05/21/2021

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.7 Percent; Below State and National Rates for Eight Consecutive Months

West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 21, 2021) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for April announced today is 4.7 percent -- below both the 5.7 percent national rate and Florida’s 5.1 percent rate for the eighth consecutive month, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted).

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