PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 3.9 PERCENT FROM 4.4 PERCENT YEAR AGO; CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO LEAD JOB GAINS

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for August is 3.9 percent, down from 4.4 percent a year ago. The county’s rate matched the national rate and edged the state’s 3.8 percent rate (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest monthly reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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