The Community Scorecard

On a monthly basis, the Chamber will update the metrics within the community scorecard. Data sets for Jobs, Unemployment, Crime, and MWSBE certifications are updated monthly and quarterly. Kindergarten readiness, 3rd Grade Reading Scores, High School Graduation Rates, Post-Secondary Attainment Rates, Poverty Rates, and GDP are updated annually.

Key Takeaways

  • Non-Farm jobs show a slight increase from last month of 181,300 to 181,400 however when we look at year-over-year, jobs are still down 5,800 jobs from March 2020 (187,200) which is a 3.1% decrease
  • Private sector jobs show a net loss this month from 120,800 in February to 120,500 in March and year-over-year, private sector jobs are still down 3,300 from March 2020 (123,800) which is a 2.7% decrease
  • Unemployment remains at 4.6% from last month and is lower than March 2020 (5.1%)
  • There are slight increases in leisure and hospitality, financial activities, construction, and state government jobs while there is a decrease in retail/food and beverage, professional/business services with no changes in manufacturing, IT, education, and health services


Kindergarten Readiness: 2024 – 75% 2030 – 100%
Third Grade Reading Scores: 2024 – 80% 2030 – 100%
Poverty Rate: 2024 – 15% 2030 – Under 10%
Crime Rates to Rank as the Lowest Ten in Florida

To view the complete jobs information in the Tallahassee MSA including sectors, month-over-month, and year-over-year data, download the APRIL DATA SHEET.

To compare similar Metropolitan Statistical Areas within Florida download additional data sheets HERE.

Download the April 2021 Community Scorecard.