The number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of July in the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metropolitan statistical area was 229,500, a 5.7 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last July, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville reported 217,200 workers on non-farm payrolls.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Overall, Florida reported 8.89 million people employed on non-farm payrolls in July.

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