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The Florida Department of Commerce (FloridaCommerce) has announced that the unemployment rate for the Jacksonville region increased slightly from 3.1 percent in June to 3.2 percent in July 2023.

Of the 910,991 people counted as part of the area’s workforce in July, there were 29,034 unemployed residents in the region – up from 27,963 unemployed residents in June.

“Our unemployment rate is holding relatively steady in our region and our individual counties, while the labor force has grown by more than 43,000 over the last year,” said CareerSource NEFL President Bruce Ferguson. “Data in the month of July continues to indicate there are many job opportunities available for residents in our region and Floridians throughout the state.”

In July, St. Johns County continued to record the lowest unemployment rate in the region (2.7 percent), followed by Nassau County (2.9 percent), Clay County (3.0 percent), Baker County (3.1 percent), Duval County (3.3 percent) and Putnam County (4.3 percent).

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