CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion released its July unemployment data, showing Levy County continuing to hold the lowest rate in the region.

The county jobless rate remained steady at 6.4 percent as the region saw a slight increase in jobless during the month. The rate remains at a .2 percentage point increase; Marion County’s rate was 6.6 percent, while Citrus County had a 8.0 percent unemployment rate.

By comparison, the not-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Florida is 5.7 percent according to the report, while the national average is 5.6 percent.

The slight slump is expected with a downturn in public education and agricultural employment during the summer months.

Levy County’s jobless number has decreased by 196 over the last year, when the rate of unemployed was 7.4 percent.