Unemployment Picture in Broward County

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Broward region increased .1% which is a minor variation during the summer season.  It has declined 1.1 percentage points over the year to 5.2 percent in July 2015 which is a good seasonal comparison.  The region’s jobless rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the state rate (5.7 percent).   Out of a labor force of 989,949, there were 51,740 unemployed Broward County residents.   
In July 2015, nonagricultural employment in the Ft. Lauderdale‐Pompano Beach‐Deerfield Beach metropolitan division was 789,100.  Nonagricultural employment increased by 25,700 jobs (3.4 percent) over the year in the metro area.

Florida Minimum Wage Increased in January 2015

On January 1, 2015, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity implemented a new minimum wage. The new minimum wage is now $8.05/hour, an increase of $.12/hour over the previous rate. Please click here for the announcement, posters for employers to use at their worksites, in English and Spanish and other details.