Flagler County’s unemployment rate sat at 12.7% in July, according to data released by the Center for Business Excellence. This places the county’s unemployment rate at second highest in the state, with Hendry County having the highest rate at 16.1%. Volusia County was at 9.4%.
Nonagricultural employment in the Palm Coast metro area (Flagler County) was 18,600 in July 2012, up 300 jobs (+1.6%) over the year. Statewide, employment increased by 1.0% over the same time period.
Government (+300 jobs) and leisure and hospitality (+100 jobs) were the only major sectors that gained jobs over the year. Seven out of 10 major sectors remained unchanged over the year. Palm Coast had the highest growth rate in government jobs, compared to the state’s other metro areas.
Information (-100 jobs) lost jobs over the year.