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Broward County May 2021 Unemployment Data

June 18, 2021 | Filed under: CareerSource Broward News

Below is the latest data released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Broward County's May 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 5.2 percent in May 2021. This rate was 12.2 percentage points lower than the region's year ago rate of 17.4 percent. The labor force was 1,044,242, up 20,781 (+2.0) over the year. There were 54,271 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In May 2021 nonagricultural employment in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metro Division was 820,100, an increase of 62,100 jobs (+8.2 percent) over the year.
  • The industries gaining in jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality (+26,600 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+14,100 jobs); professional and business services (+6,500 jobs); education and health services (+5,100 jobs); other services (+4,700 jobs); construction (+1,900 jobs); financial activities (+1,400 jobs); manufacturing (+700 jobs); government (+700 jobs); and information (+400 jobs).
  • Click here for additional details regarding May 2021 employment figures in Broward County.

Palm Beach County

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Palm Beach County region (Palm Beach County) was 4.6 percent in May 2021. This rate was 9.7 percentage point lower than the region's year ago rate of 14.3 percent. The region's May 2021 unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage point lower than the state rate of 5.0 percent. The labor force was 747,344, up 39,635 (+5.6) over the year. There were 34,199 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In May 2021 nonagricultural employment in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach Metro Division was 619,700, an increase of 49,200 jobs (+8.6 percent) over the year.
  • The industries gaining in jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality (+20,300 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+9,000 jobs); professional and business services (+7,600 jobs); education and health services (+7,100 jobs); other services (+3,000 jobs); financial activities (+1,400 jobs); construction (+1,100 jobs); manufacturing (+900 jobs); and information (+500 jobs).
  • Click here for additional details regarding May 2021 employment figures in Palm Beach County.

Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource South Florida region (Miami-Dade and Monroe counties) was 6.6 percent in May 2021. This rate was 4.0 percentage points lower than the region's year ago rate of 10.6 percent. The labor force was 1,370,448, up 135,990 (+11.0) over the year. There were 90,189 unemployed residents in the region.
  • Monroe County had the lowest unemployment rate (3.1 percent) in the CareerSource South Florida region followed by Miami-Dade County (6.7 percent).
  • The industries gaining in jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality (+34,400 jobs); professional and business services (+19,100 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+18,300 jobs); other services (+6,700 jobs); education and health services (+4,600 jobs); financial activities (+3,600 jobs); manufacturing (+900 jobs); and information (+300 jobs).
  • Click here for additional details regarding May 2021 employment figures in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.


State of Florida Unemployment Data

  • Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May 2021, up 0.1 percentage point from the April 2021 rate, and down 9.3 percentage points from a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in May.
  • There were 503,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,314,000.
  • Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,617,700 in May 2021, an increase of 39,900 jobs (+0.5 percent) over the month. The state gained 566,800 jobs over the year, an increase of 7.0 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs rose 8.9 percent over the year.
  • The May 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 May 2021 employment figures in Florida.
  • Click here for the Employment and Unemployment Data Release May 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.