Levy County's jobless rate 11.4 % in June

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211 people lost jobs last month

By The Staff

Levy County’s unemployment rate broke a new barrier in June rising to 11.4 percent as the state rate rose to 10.6 percent.

                  The report released by the state Agency for Workforce Innovation means another 211 persons filed unemployment claims in June.

                  Out of a labor force of 17,147 in Levy County, 15,198 people are employed and 1,949 are unemployed. Statewide, the labor force of 9.242 million has 996,000 jobless persons.

                  The June figure represents an increase of 0.5 percentage points over May’s jobless rate of 10.9 percent for Levy County and an increase from 6.9 percent in June 2008.

Statewide the rate rose 0.3 percent statewide from May’s jobless rate and 4.6 percentage points in the past year.

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