County’s unemployment rate rises

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:37 AM.

Based on the BLS data, two out of 10 industries gained jobs over the year and six industries lost jobs over the year. Mining, logging, and construction and manufacturing (+200 jobs each) were the only industries that gained jobs over the year. The industries losing jobs were government and leisure and hospitality (-600 jobs each); trade, transportation, and utilities (-500 jobs); and education and health services, professional and business services, and financial activities (-100 jobs each). Information and other services remained unchanged over the year.

The Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach metro area had the highest over the year growth rate in manufacturing employment (+5.9 percent) of all metro areas in Florida.

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