The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Broward area (Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach) dropped to 3.8% in April 2017, down 0.6% from the same time last year. The labor force grew by 35,350, currently standing at 1,029,711, with 990,891 workers employed. Statewide, the professional and business services industry gained the most jobs (+39,500 jobs, up +3.1%). Trade, transportation, and utilities also showed strong growth, as did construction and education and health services.
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