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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.
28 "Cuba Mia"
30 Exploratory Beach Hike
30 Family Farm Day, at the Florida Agricultural Museum
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
31 Pool Safety Day
Matanzas High School honors seniors on award night
Matanzas High School awarded numerous seniors for all their scholastic work over the years.
Father and 10-year-old son team together to win 5K
Asher Ravede won the Freedom Falcon 5K on April 18.
Mystique Jazz Dancers win first place Diamond at Peabody
The Mystique Jazz Dancers of Dance Express brought dance to life at the Peabody Auditorium April 26.