The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the West Palm Beach Area October 2022 Employment Data

West Palm Beach, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the West Palm Beach area private sector employment increased by 5.0 percent ove...

November 18, 2022
4:20 PM

West Palm Beach, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the West Palm Beach area private sector employment increased by 5.0 percent over the year in October 2022, with an increase of 29,100 jobs. The West Palm Beach are labor force increased by 4.2 percent over the year in October 2022 (+31,235). The West Palm Beach area unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in October 2022, down 0.8 percentage point from 3.5 percent reported in October 2021. In the West Palm Beach area, the industry gaining the most jobs over the year was leisure and hospitality, increasing by 11,100 jobs.