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Broward County March 2021 Unemployment Data

April 16, 2021 | Filed under: CareerSource Broward News

Below is the latest data released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Broward County's March 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 March 2021. This rate was 0.6 percentage point lower than the region's year ago rate of 5.9 percent. The region's March 2021 unemployment rate was equal to the state rate of 5.3 percent. The labor force was 1,023,552, down 44,997 (-4.2) over the year. There were 54,041 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In March 2021 nonagricultural employment in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Bch-Deerfield Bch Metro Division was 815,700, a decrease of 46,800 jobs (-5.4 percent) over the year.
  • The leisure and hospitality (-12,800 jobs); professional and business services (-7,700 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-7,500 jobs); education and health services (-5,400 jobs); government (-4,600 jobs); other services (-3,900 jobs); manufacturing (-2,000 jobs); financial activities (-1,800 jobs); information (-1,000 jobs); and construction (-100 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding March 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 March 2021. This rate was 0.7 percentage point lower than the region's year ago rate of 5.4 percent. The region's March 2021 unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage point lower than the state rate of 5.3 percent. The labor force was 734,544, down 24,943 (-3.3) over the year. There were 34,814 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In March 2021 nonagricultural employment in the West Palm Bch-Boca Raton-Delray Bch Metro Division was 617,700, a decrease of 30,800 jobs (-4.7 percent) over the year.
  • The leisure and hospitality (-12,600 jobs); government (-6,400 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-4,400 jobs); education and health services (-3,900 jobs); other services (-2,100 jobs); information (-1,300 jobs); construction (-300 jobs); and financial activities (-300 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding March 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 8.0 percent in March 2021. This rate was 5.8 percentage points higher than the region's year ago rate of 2.2 percent. The labor force was 1,332,066, down 48,411 (-3.5) over the year. There were 106,980 unemployed residents in the region.
  • Monroe County had the lowest unemployment rate (3.3 percent) in the CareerSource South Florida region followed by Miami-Dade County (8.2 percent).
  • The leisure and hospitality (-34,900 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-19,400 jobs); education and health services (-10,400 jobs); government (-7,300 jobs); other services (-4,400 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (-2,100 jobs); information (-1,700 jobs); manufacturing (-1,300 jobs); financial activities (-900 jobs); and professional and business services (-100 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding March 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 March 2021, unchanged from the February 2021 rate, and down 0.2 percentage point from a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.0 percent in March.
  • There were 475,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,170,000.
  • Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,553,600 in March 2021, an increase of 32,200 jobs (+0.4 percent) over the month. The state lost 445,800 jobs over the year, a decrease of 5.0 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs fell 4.5 percent over the year.
  • March labor statistics reflect the continued effects of COVID-19 and the efforts to reopen businesses and services.
  • Click here for additional details regarding March 2021 employment figures in Florida.
  • Click here for the Employment and Unemployment Data Release March 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.