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Broward County January 2021 Unemployment Data

March 15, 2021 | Filed under: CSBD News

Below is the latest data released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Broward County's January 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 January 2021. This rate was 1.9 percentage point higher than the region's year ago rate of 3.4 percent. The labor force was 1,006,591, down 44,819 (-4.3) over the year. There were 53,023 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In January 2021 nonagricultural employment in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Bch-Deerfield Bch Metro Division was 808,500, a decrease of 62,700 jobs (-7.2 percent) over the year.
  • The leisure and hospitality (-18,400 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-10,400 jobs); professional and business services (-10,200 jobs); education and health services (-6,600 jobs); other services (-5,200 jobs); government (-4,600 jobs); manufacturing (-2,200 jobs); financial activities (-2,000 jobs); construction (-1,900 jobs); and information (-1,200 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding January 2021 employment figures in Broward County.

Palm Beach County

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Palm Beach County region (Palm Beach County) was 4.8 percent in January 2021. This rate was 1.2 percentage point higher than the region's year ago rate of 3.6 percent. The region's January 2021 unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the state rate of 5.3 percent. The labor force was 725,005, down 22,075 (-3.0) over the year. There were 34,519 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In January 2021 nonagricultural employment in the West Palm Bch-Boca Raton-Delray Bch Metro Division was 613,700, a decrease of 35,400 jobs (-5.5 percent) over the year.
  • The industry gaining in jobs over the year was professional and business services (+3,400 jobs). The leisure and hospitality (-14,700 jobs); government (-7,000 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-6,000 jobs); education and health services (-5,400 jobs); other services (-3,300 jobs); information (-1,500 jobs); manufacturing (-800 jobs); and construction (-200 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding January 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 7.9 percent in January 2021. This rate was 6.1 percentage point higher than the region's year ago rate of 1.8 percent. The labor force was 1,339,709, down 94,604 (-6.6) over the year. There were 106,442 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 (8.1 percent).
  • The leisure and hospitality (-42,500 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-26,400 jobs); education and health services (-9,400 jobs); government (-9,300 jobs); professional and business services (-6,300 jobs); other services (-6,000 jobs); financial activities (-2,200 jobs); information (-2,100 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (-1,800 jobs); and manufacturing (-1,600 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding January 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 January 2021, down 0.3 percentage point from the revised December 2020 rate, and up 1.5 percentage points from a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in January.
  • There were 482,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,069,000.
  • Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,491,200 in January 2021, a decrease of 800 jobs (less than -0.1 percent) over the month. The state lost 571,800 jobs over the year, a decrease of 6.3 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs fell 6.3 percent over the year. 
  • January labor statistics reflect the continued effects of COVID-19 and the efforts to reopen businesses and services.
  • Click here for additional details regarding January 2021 employment figures in Florida.
  • Click here for the Employment and Unemployment Data Release January 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.