Unemployment in the Central Florida region has continued to fall this season as multiple job sectors have seen an increase in work opportunities.

According to a CareerSource press release, the unemployment rate in Central Florida dipped 0.9 percent throughout the year to 4.7 percent in October 2015. The counties included within the region are Lake, Sumter, Osceola, Orange and Seminole.

Seminole and Orange counties had the lowest rate out of the five counties, with 4.4 and 4.5, respectively.

In the Orlando, Kissimmee and Sanford metropolitan areas, leisure and hospitality gained the most new jobs this year, with upwards of 16,600 jobs, according to the release. Trade, transportation and utilities came in second, with more than 10,100 jobs, and professional and business services gained about 8,100 jobs. In total, Orlando led the state in total nonagricultural employment gains, with more than 43,000 jobs over the year.


Noelle Campbell is a Digital Producer at the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @noellecampz or email her at

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