Since May 2010, numbers show a gain of 31,500 jobs in the private sector.
“Through our collaborative efforts with our workforce development, education and economic development partners we continue to focus on growing jobs, working with employers and sssisting job seekers with employment
opportunities,” said ESC chairman Lynn R. Holmes.
Seasonally adjusted total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey decreased by 7,400 to 3,883,100 in May. The largest over-the-month employment increase occurred in financial
activities (+1,500). The largest decrease was in professional and business services (-4,000). Over the year, nonfarm industry employment has decreased by 1,000 jobs. This loss is mainly tied to government shedding 32,500 jobs.
The number of people employed (seasonally adjusted) increased by 12,040 to 4,065,918. The number of people unemployed increased by 99 workers, to 435,358. Since this time last year, the number of people unemployed has decreased by 55,097 and the number of workers employed is up by 15,168. The state unemployment rate in May
2010 was 10.8 percent.
The next unemployment update is scheduled for Friday, June 24, when the county unemployment rates for the month of May will be released.