The July unemployment rate in Osceola County remained unchanged from June at 3.3 percent, according to CareerSource Central Florida.

The unemployment rate for CareerSource’s five-county region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 3.3 percent in July, also remaining unchanged from June numbers. It was a 0.2 percentage point lower than Florida’s rate of 3.5 percent.

The labor force was 1,419,960, up 35,643 over the year with 46,263 unemployed residents across the region.

In July, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA:

• Non agricultural employment in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA was 1,328,400, an increase of 49,000 jobs (3.8 percent) over the year.

Compared to all the metro areas in Florida:

• Possessed highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in professional and business services (15,200 jobs); leisure and hospitality (10,200 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (7,000 jobs); manufacturing (3,300 jobs); and government (2,100 jobs).

• Held the fastest annual job growth rate in professional and business services (6.6 percent).

• Had the second highest annual job growth in education and health services (8,000 jobs).

• Was tied for the second highest annual job growth in information technology (100 jobs).

• Had the third fastest annual job growth rate in information (0.4 percent).

• Was tied for the third fastest annual job growth rate in manufacturing (7.1 percent).

• The mining, logging, and construction (8.5 percent); manufacturing (7.1 percent); professional and business services (6.6 percent); leisure and hospitality (3.8 percent); government (1.8 percent); and information (0.4 percent) industries grew faster in the metro area than statewide over the year.

• The industries gaining in jobs over the year were: professional and business services (15,200 jobs); leisure and hospitality (10,200 jobs); education and health services (8,000 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (7,000 jobs); manufacturing (3,300 jobs); government (2,100 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (1,800 jobs); financial activities (1,000 jobs); other services (300 jobs); and information

(100 jobs).