Levy begins summertime creep

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Jobless numbers up smidgen in May

By The Staff

Every year at this time — even in the good years — Levy County's unemployment starts to creep upwards. It starts in May and continues through June, July, then starts to level off or go down by September.
And this year is no different.
In May, Levy County’s labor force increased by 210 to 16,982, employment went up by 165 jobs to 15,445 and the number of unemployed rose by 45 to 1,537, according to figures released by Workforce Connection, the state's employment and career agency serving Levy, Marion and Citrus counties.
The county's unemployment rate was 9.1 percent, up 0.2 percent from April, but lower than 10.7 percent one year ago.
This latest bump comes after  the county showed declines in joblessness for 10 months of the past year. In the other two months it rose or stayed the same as the month before.
In 2011 the rate of unemployment went from 10.5 in April to 10.7 in May and 11.7 in June and 12.3 in July — the highest point in the past 12 months. Then it started declining to 11.8 in August 2011, 11.5 in September and 10.8 in October.

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