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Broward County February 2021 Unemployment Data

March 26, 2021 | Filed under: CareerSource Broward News

Below is the latest data released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Broward County's February 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 5.6 percent in February 2021. This rate was 2.3 percentage points higher than the region's year ago rate of 3.3 percent. The labor force was 1,025,388, down 31,262 (-3.0) over the year. There were 57,632 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In February 2021 nonagricultural employment in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Bch-Deerfield Bch Metro Division was 816,500, a decrease of 58,400 jobs (-6.7 percent) over the year.
  • The leisure and hospitality (-18,200 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-9,600 jobs); professional and business services (-8,700 jobs); education and health services (-5,500 jobs); other services (-5,200 jobs); government (-4,700 jobs); financial activities (-2,100 jobs); manufacturing (-1,900 jobs); information (-1,300 jobs); and construction (-1,200 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding February 2021 employment figures in Broward County.

Palm Beach County

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Palm Beach County region (Palm Beach County) was 4.5 percent in February 2021. This rate was 1.2 percentage point higher than the region's year ago rate of 3.3 percent. The region's February 2021 unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the state rate of 5.0 percent. The labor force was 727,766, down 23,413 (-3.1) over the year. There were 32,887 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In February 2021 nonagricultural employment in the West Palm Bch-Boca Raton-Delray Bch Metro Division was 613,400, a decrease of 40,800 jobs (-6.2 percent) over the year.
  • The leisure and hospitality (-14,500 jobs); education and health services (-7,700 jobs); government (-6,800 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-5,300 jobs); other services (-3,200 jobs); information (-1,700 jobs); construction (-700 jobs); financial activities (-400 jobs); manufacturing (-300 jobs); and professional and business services (-200 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding February 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 7.7 percent in February 2021. This rate was 6.1 percentage point higher than the region's year ago rate of 1.6 percent. The labor force was 1,360,430, down 72,657 (-5.1) over the year. There were 105,034 unemployed residents in the region.
  • Monroe County had the lowest unemployment rate (3.5 percent) in the CareerSource South Florida region followed by Miami-Dade County (7.9 percent).
  • The leisure and hospitality (-44,000 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-25,700 jobs); education and health services (-11,500 jobs); government (-9,100 jobs); other services (-5,600 jobs); professional and business services (-5,200 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (-2,700 jobs); manufacturing (-2,300 jobs); information (-2,300 jobs); and financial activities (-2,000 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding February 2021 employment figures in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.


State of Florida Unemployment Data

  • Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in February 2021, down 0.1 percentage point from the January 2021 rate, and up 1.4 percentage points from a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in February.
  • There were 474,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,124,000.
  • Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,512,100 in February 2021, an increase of 19,600 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month. The state lost 560,000 jobs over the year, a decrease of 6.2 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs also fell 6.2 percent over the year.
  • February labor statistics reflect the continued effects of COVID-19 and the efforts to reopen businesses and services.
  • Click here for additional details regarding February 2021 employment figures in Florida.
  • Click here for the Employment and Unemployment Data Release February 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.