The jobless rate in April for Workforce Connection’s Citrus, Levy and Marion counties region was 7.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage points over the month and 2.1 percent lower than the same time last year.
The unemployment rate for the region is the lowest since June 2008 when it was 7.7 percent.
For the fifth consecutive month, the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan area led the state with the fastest job-growth rate at 3.2 percent, with 2,900 new jobs over the year. Florida’s job-growth rate during the same period was 1.6 percent.
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