The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Tampa Bay region (Hillsborough County) was 2.8 percent in October 2019. This rate was 0.3 percentage point lower than the region's year ago rate of 3.1 percent. The region's October 2019 unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage point lower than the state rate of 2.9 percent. The labor force was 756,543, up 15,370 (+2.1) over the year. There were 21,480 unemployed residents in the region. • In October 2019 nonagricultural employment in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA was 1,398,600, an increase of 34,800 jobs (+2.6 percent) over the year. • The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in mining, logging, and construction (+5,900 jobs) in October 2019. See more details on the latest Labor Market Information by clicking on this link: https://www.careersourcetampabay.com/employers/labor-market/

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