Five things to know about Palm Beach County’s job market in June


Highs and lows from Florida’s unemployment report for June:

  1. Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate jumped to 4.9 percent in June from 4.2 percent in May.
  2. Construction growth remains slow. The sector added just 200 jobs over the past year.
  3. Palm Beach County lost 10,300 jobs from May to June.
  4. Palm Beach County’s annual job growth was 1.9 percent, well behind Florida’s 3.2 percent pace.
  5. The fastest-growing employment sector was education and health services, which added 3,200 jobs.

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