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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.
18 Journey to the Cross Exhibit
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
18 Good Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
18 Healthcare Provider class
18 Good Friday Services
Fraternal Order of Police award scholarships
Also, Congrats! FPC alumna says ‘yes’; and Washington Oaks seeks Love Letters.
Quilters donate 300th quilt to hospice patients
Also, Elks donate $2,000 to Carver Foundation; and Flagler Humane Society to continue the work of Kibbles Kitchen.
Kiwanis Club awards $13,000 in grants
The Flagler/Palm Coast Kiwanis Foundation at its regular March board meeting approved the awarding of $13,640.