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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BACK IN SINGLE DIGITS AT 8.0 PERCENT, DOWN FROM 11.6 PERCENT PREVIOUS MONTH

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2020) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for August fell to 8.0 percent from 11.6 percent in July, marking a significant improvement in the county’s employment picture. The county’s rate also fell below the 8.5 percent national rate. Florida’s rate was 7.7 percent, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted).

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AMAZON ANNOUNCES PLANS TO EXPAND IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA

PALM BEACH COUNTY – August 20, 2020 Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to launch a new, state-of-the-art Amazon fulfillment center in Palm Beach County, creating hundreds of full-time jobs. Amazon currently operates seven fulfillment and sortation centers in the state in Miami, Jacksonville, Davenport, Orlando, Ruskin, and Lakeland.

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