economy

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion helps hire Puerto Rico refugees

Special to Citrus Daily

Citrus County's July unemployment rate at 6.2 percent

OCALA, Fla. (Aug. 18, 2017) – The unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion held at 5.3 percent in July, which was 1.1 percentage point lower than the region’s rate of 6.4 percent one year ago. Out of a labor force of 199,816, there were 10,557 unemployed.

Significantly, that’s 2,016 fewer unemployed and 4,555 more working than in July 2016.

County's unemployment rate treads water in October

Citrus County's unemployment rate for October 2016 is unchanged at 6.8 percent from September's number, according to job numbers released on Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

At that level, the county occupies the fifth-highest spot in terms of unemployment ranking among the state's 67 counties.

YouthBuild graduates turn in hammers for diplomas

OCALA – Phoenix Rising graduates traded hardhats for mortar boards and hammers for diplomas Friday as they celebrated completion of Citrus County’s second and third YouthBuild projects and fourth home.

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