Flagler County’s unemployment rises slightly, to 3.6%

The labor force and the number of employed residents also increased from May to June 2023.

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Flagler County’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.6% in June 2023, up from 3.3% in May 2023, according to a Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce news release citing data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

“As predicted, Flagler County experienced significant hiring last month, which shows our local economy continues to grow,” chamber President and CEO Greg Blosé said, according to the news release. “We also eclipsed 51,000 total Flagler residents employed. Just four months ago, Flagler passed 50,000 residents employed. Looking back on the past 12 months (June 2022), 2,356 more residents are working.”

The number of employed Flagler County residents (working in this county or another county) increased by 499, from 50,523 in May to 51,022 in June 2023, according to the news release.

The number of unemployed job-seeking residents rose by 188, from 1,733 in May to 1,921 in June 2023.

The Flagler County labor force grew by 687, reaching 52,943 in June 2023.

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