ESCAMBIA UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS — Steve Taylor
Pensacola, FL (NewsRadio 92-3) — The Escambia County unemployment rate fell last month, according to newly released data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The unemployment rate in Escambia County was 2.4% in December, down from 2.7% in November. That represented 3,652 people out of work out of a county workforce of 149,773. The industries gaining the most jobs since last year were education and health services, increasing by 1,700 jobs; and leisure and hospitality, increasing by 1,200 jobs.