The number of jobs Fort Lauderdale (Click here) had available increased last month.
During September, Florida's unemployment rate increased from 11.8 percent to 11.9 percent, keeping it well above the national average of 9.6 percent. The Fort Lauderdale area had an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent during August.
The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach area had a total non-farm employment of 696,900 workers during September, which is up from 694,100 workers during August and only a .6 percent decrease from last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Only three industries managed to see a monthly increase in employment during September, including: professional and business services by 2,100 jobs; education and health services by 1,500 jobs; and trade, transportation and utilities by 100 jobs.
Employment in the leisure and hospitality industry remained even over the month with 73,500 jobs.
Four industries experienced a yearly increase in employment. The education and health services industry added the most jobs, growing by 3.5 percent between September 2009 and September 2010, for a current total of 97,900 workers.
The other services industry increased by 2.3 percent to 31,500 jobs; while the professional and business services industry grew by 1.7 percent to 113,400 workers; and the trade, transportation, and utilities industry grew by .3 percent to 158,200 jobs.
A total of six industries lose workers during September, including:
- Manufacturing by 300 jobs
- Financial activities by 200 jobs
- Construction by 100 jobs
- Information by 100 jobs
- Other services by 100 jobs
- Government by 100 jobs
Six industries also experienced a yearly decrease in employment. The construction industry saw the biggest drop, declining by 10.4 percent to 32,000 workers, followed by the information industry's decrease of 6.1 percent to 15,500 jobs.
The financial activities industry declined by 4.9 percent to 51,000 workers; while the manufacturing industry decreased by 2.8 percent to 24,300 jobs; the government industry dropped by 1.6 percent to 99,500 workers; and the leisure and hospitality industry declined by 1.1 percent to 73,500 jobs.