The coronavirus pandemic’s grip on the U.S. economy appears to be slightly weakening.
The national unemployment rate dipped to 13.3 percent or 21 million unemployed Americans, which is down from 14.7 percent from a month earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Tom Veenstra with CareerSource Palm Beach County said he is surprised and encouraged by the new jobs report.
Palm Beach County’s unemployment rose to a record 13.9 percent in April. At the time, Veenstra had about 300 local job openings. As of Friday, he said the number is 2,800.
The latest unemployment numbers for Palm Beach County, the Treasure Coast and the state of Florida are expected to be released June 19.