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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 12-YEAR LOW OF 3.1 PERCENT

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2018) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for September dropped to a 12-year low of 3.1 percent — besting 3.2 percent set in April 2006 — and down from 4.1 percent a year ago. The county’s rate fell below the 3.6 percent national rate, continuing a 20-month streak where the county’s rate has stayed below or matched the national rate. Florida’s rate is 3.0 percent (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest monthly reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 12-YEAR LOW OF 3.1 PERCENT

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2018) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for September dropped to a 12-year low of 3.1 percent — besting 3.2 percent set in April 2006 — and down from 4.1 percent a year ago. The county’s rate fell below the 3.6 percent national rate, continuing a 20-month streak where the county’s rate has stayed below or matched the national rate. Florida’s rate is 3.0 percent (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest monthly reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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CAREER-FOCUSED PROJECT BASED LEARNING AT WEST TECH

Knowledge of proper safety, accurate measurement, and utilization of hand and power tools were taught to the high school students enrolled in the Construction Academy during the first month of school. Anthony Carroll, Instructor, utilizes a career-focused project-based learning methodology to teach his students real world skills that result in a product. At this juncture, his students have constructed 8-foot hand-crafted picnic tables. The Construction Academy students will continue to develop their skills in the field of construction through the building of a shed, hanging a door, installing roof shingles, and basic wiring for lighting and air in the shed.

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WEST TECH STUDENTS ATTEND SKILLSUSA TRAINING

Trust, leadership, and team work are the three terms that the Mechatroncis Academy students use to describe the traits that they enhanced as a result of participating in the Region 5 SkillsUSA Regional Leadership Training Conference held at McFatter Technical College in Davie, Florida. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 3.9 PERCENT FROM 4.4 PERCENT YEAR AGO; CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO LEAD JOB GAINS

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for August is 3.9 percent, down from 4.4 percent a year ago. The county’s rate matched the national rate and edged the state’s 3.8 percent rate (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest monthly reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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