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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 “Jekyll & Hyde”
3 Make Your Mark Workshop
3 2015 FCRC Club Meeting
5 The Old Kings Highway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Flagler Film Festival: bigger & better
The Flagler Film Festival is set to return to Palm Coast with a wide range of movies, documentaries and screenplays, including a guest presentation from Laura Tyler.
OUR TOWN: Marine Corps League celebrates 20 years
Also, St. Thomas youth and Starbucks partner to give back; Grand Haven Holiday Home tour benefits Project Share; Birthday Club donates to children in need; and Whippoorwill Drive home named as Selection of the Month.
Holiday spirit lights Trees of Remembrance
Florida Hospital Flagler honors patients and loved ones with Light of Love.