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Broward County April 2021 Unemployment Data

May 21, 2021 | Filed under: CareerSource Broward News

Below is the latest data released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Broward County's April 2021 unemployment rate. Also included is information for the South Florida area.

Broward County

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Broward region (Broward County) was 5.3 percent in April 2021. This rate was 11.1 percentage points lower than the region's year ago rate of 16.4 percent. The labor force was 1,029,678, up 44,569 (+4.5) over the year. There were 55,078 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In April 2021 nonagricultural employment in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metro Division was 815,600, an increase of 78,000 jobs (+10.6 percent) over the year.
  • The industries gaining in jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality (+35,800 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+14,800 jobs); education and health services (+9,500 jobs); other services (+6,200 jobs); professional and business services (+5,400 jobs); construction (+2,800 jobs); financial activities (+1,500 jobs); manufacturing (+1,100 jobs); government (+600 jobs); and information (+300 jobs).
  • Click here for additional details regarding April 2021 employment figures in Broward County.

Palm Beach County

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Palm Beach County region (Palm Beach County) was 4.7 percent in April 2021. This rate was 10.0 percentage point lower than the region's year ago rate of 14.7 percent. The region's April 2021 unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage point lower than the state rate of 5.1 percent. The labor force was 739,543, up 58,793 (+8.6) over the year. There were 34,806 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In April 2021 nonagricultural employment in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach Metro Division was 619,200, an increase of 74,400 jobs (+13.7 percent) over the year.
  • The industries gaining in jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality (+30,300 jobs); professional and business services (+12,000 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+11,500 jobs); education and health services (+10,800 jobs); other services (+5,200 jobs); construction (+2,200 jobs); financial activities (+2,000 jobs); manufacturing (+1,400 jobs); and information (+600 jobs).
  • Click here for additional details regarding April 2021 employment figures in Palm Beach County.

Miami-Dade/Monroe

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource South Florida region (Miami-Dade and Monroe counties) was 6.8 percent in April 2021. This rate was 3.9 percentage points lower than the region's year ago rate of 10.7 percent. The labor force was 1,356,909, up 114,043 (+9.2) over the year. There were 92,289 unemployed residents in the region.
  • Monroe County had the lowest unemployment rate (3.2 percent) in the CareerSource South Florida region followed by Miami-Dade County (6.9 percent).
  • The industries gaining in jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality (+40,200 jobs); professional and business services (+23,800 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+21,800 jobs); education and health services (+8,800 jobs); other services (+6,600 jobs); financial activities (+3,500 jobs); manufacturing (+3,400 jobs); and mining, logging, and construction (+800 jobs).
  • Click here for additional details regarding April 2021 employment figures in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.


State of Florida Unemployment Data

  • Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in April 2021, up 0.1 percentage point from the March 2021 rate, and down 9.2 percentage points from a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in April.
  • There were 487,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,243,000.
  • Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,568,900 in April 2021, an increase of 16,900 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month. The state gained 766,000 jobs over the year, an increase of 9.8 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs rose 10.9 percent over the year.
  • The April 2021 labor force statistics and the total nonagricultural employment have not reached the pre-pandemic levels in February 2020.
  • Click here for additional details regarding April 2021 employment figures in Florida.
  • Click here for the Employment and Unemployment Data Release April 2021 Q&A document.

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Note: All data are subject to revision.
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research.