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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.
5 Open Auditions for the 2015 Spotlight on Flagler County Youth Talent Show
7 Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
9 2nd-Annual Golf Scramble
9 A Teen Poetry Gathering
YOUR TOWN: Local authors win gold!
Also, Yacht Club donates to Family Life Center; Irish Social Club donates to hospice; Palm Coasters star on Daytona Playhouse stage; and Florida Hospital Flagler honors volunteers.
Women’s Initiative seeks Chicks with Cans leadership
The United Way Women’s Initiative of Flagler is looking for a leadership committee to lead their Chicks with Cans Spring Food Drive, May 8-9 and 15-16 and Fall Drive, Oct. 23-24 and 30-31.
Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool now open for season
Also, Ninth Flagler County Citizens Academy Class graduates; and Volunteers needed for invasive plant removal.