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The June unemployment data released by the Center for Business Excellence showed Flagler County at 12.3%, making it the second highest in the state, behind Hendry County. Volusia was 9.1.%.
Nonagricultural employment in the Palm Coast metro area was 18,500 in June, down 100 jobs (-.5%) over the year. Statewide, employment increased by .9% over the same time period.
Government jobs (+200) was the only major sector that gained jobs over the year. Seven out of 10 major sectors remained unchanged over the year. Palm Coast had the second highest growth rate in government jobs, compared to the state’s other metro areas.
Information (-200) and leisure and hospitality (-100) lost jobs over the year.
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- With unemployment still hovering around 8%, at the national average. It’s clear that we need to think about what our strategy is going forward on getting this number down. Clearly what we've been doing through taxing on national level hasn’t worked to create jobs (http://bit.ly/RXu0rj). Over the entire country, In it’s time to get real about where we’re really placing our efforts and how we plan to recover.
1 Focus on Flagler Youth Coalition’s Second Annual Golf Tournament
1 Scouting for Food Bags —
1 “The Meaning Behind the Mexican Tradition”
1 Miss Edna’s Caribbean Breeze Fish Fry
Gov. Rick Scott makes campaign stop in Palm Coast
Also, DeSantis makes stop in Flagler Beach.
Football teams, cheerleaders ‘in the game’ at PCUMC
Also, Flagler Sheriff recognizes three exemplary employees.
OUR TOWN: FPC Alumni Weekend set for Aug. 29
Also, FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter launches book drive for children; and Florida Ag. Museum receives bequest from former Ag. Commissioner.