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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.
24 Scenic A1A PRIDE Meeting
24 The Lion in Winter
25 Pig Roast & Membership Drive
2:00 pm - 6:00 am
25 Jam Session in the Park
High School students donate to breast cancer patients
The Flagler Palm Coast High School Future Business Leaders of America class donated $580 to Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation’s breast cancer fund, which provides screening mammograms, diagnostic studies and education to local qualified women who are uninsured and seeking assistance.
Florida Hospital Flagler gives $2,000 in scholarships
Florida Hospital Flagler's medical staff donated $2,000 in scholarships to four graduating high school students.
Premier: Rotary of Flagler County gets thumbs up
Also, Club President Rick Staly was recognized with a "Well Done" Award.