Collier County Unemployment Rate Falls

Collier County Unemployment Rate Falls

unemployment rateThe Unemployment Rate for Collier County fell to 3.8 percent in October according to data released by the Department of Economic Opportunity. This is a 25 percent reduction from the previous year when the rate was 5.1 percent. According to the Governor’s Office, the construction industry saw the highest job growth in the Naples area over the past year.  Overall, the industry added 1,300 new jobs in the one-year period.

It is typical for us to see a drop in the unemployment rate as we head into season.  Additionally, due to the hurricane, there have been a number of construction jobs which have been created to make repairs to homes which were damaged during the storm.  Thus, the new construction jobs did contribute to the decrease in unemployment.

View the full report: monthly employment data

Ultimately, season continues to start earlier and earlier every year making Naples a phenomenal place to work and live year round.

Begin Your Own Property Search:

So, if you’re ready to begin your property search, I encourage you to explore my website to find information about communities in Southwest Florida.  If golf is your game, I specialize in golf community real estate and would be happy to help you navigate the more than 100 different golf communities in our area.  If you prefer a more direct approach, I will provide a list of properties that meet your criteria and/or communities that meet your needs.

Bottom Line:

naples golf communitiesIf you are buying a home in a golf community, you will find it’s more complex than a typical home purchase.  As you can probably imagine, there are significant differences between golf communities.  There are many different fee structures, membership options, pet restrictions, demographics and many other details that apply to the SWFL golf communities.

Also, if you are considering new construction, remember the contractor’s real estate agent represents the builder’s best interest, not yours.  There is no cost to you to have an agent represent you. In fact, I may be able to help you save money and negotiate for extras which the builder may not let you know about.

If you’re looking for information about a specific community in Bonita Springs, Estero or Naples, please contact me and I will prepare a custom market report for you.  I will provide the market information and insights to help make sure you select your dream home!

Lastly, I will handle all contract negotiations for your property from offer to close!

About Matt Klinowski

Naples Golf GuyThe above information was provided by Matt Klinowski, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero, contact me. With almost 20 years of experience I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

Contact Matt:

or at 239-370-0892

November 28, 2017 Posted by Matt