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Broward County September 2020 Unemployment Data

November 6, 2020

Below is the latest data released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Broward County's September 2020 unemployment rate. Also included is information for the South Florida area.

Broward County

  • In September 2020 nonagricultural employment in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Bch-Deerfield Bch Metro Division was 796,300, a decrease of 65,900 jobs (-7.6 percent) over the year.
  • The leisure and hospitality (-27,200 jobs); professional and business services (-8,500 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-7,400); education and health services (-7,400 jobs); construction (-5,900 jobs); other services (-3,200 jobs); manufacturing (-2,500 jobs); government (-1,900 jobs); information (-1,700 jobs); and financial activities (-200 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding October 2020 employment figures in Broward County.

Palm Beach County

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Palm Beach County region (Palm Beach County) was 7.0 percent in September 2020. This rate was 3.8 percentage points higher than the region's year ago rate of 3.2 percent. The region's September 2020 unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage point lower than the state rate of 7.6 percent. The labor force was 699,888, down 37,953 (-5.1) over the year. There were 49,159 unemployed residents in the region.
  • In September 2020 nonagricultural employment in the West Palm Bch-Boca Raton-Delray Bch Metro Division was 585,700, a decrease of 47,200 jobs (-7.5 percent) over the year.
  • The leisure and hospitality (-20,300 jobs); professional and business services (-9,600 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-6,100 jobs); education and health services (-6,100 jobs); other services (-2,500 jobs); government (-2,000 jobs); information (-1,000 jobs); and manufacturing (-700 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
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Miami-Dade/Monroe

  • The unemployment rate in the CareerSource South Florida region (Miami-Dade and Monroe counties) was 12.8 percent in September 2020. This rate was 10.5 percentage points higher than the region's year ago rate of 2.3 percent. The labor force was 1,459,773, down 29,061 (-2.0) over the year. There were 186,415 unemployed residents in the region.
  • Monroe County had the lowest unemployment rate (5.9 percent) in the CareerSource South Florida region followed by Miami-Dade County (13.0 percent).
  • The industries gaining in jobs over the year were financial activities (+1,200 jobs) and mining, logging, and construction (+100 jobs). The leisure and hospitality (-30,100 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (-13,200 jobs); education and health services (-11,000 jobs); government (-10,500 jobs); professional and business services (-6,900 jobs); other services (-4,800 jobs); manufacturing (-900 jobs); and information (-500 jobs) industries lost jobs over the year.
  • Click here for additional details regarding October 2020 employment figures in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

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