Hollywood's job report indicated a 3.1% unemployment rate in April 2018. This rate was lower than the City's rate a year ago of 3.8%. Employment increased by 1,324 (1.7%) over the year, with employment of 78,837 in the City of Hollywood. The City's jobless rate was slightly lower than the Fort Lauderdale Metro region (3.1%) and lower than the state rate of 3.4%. Hollywood's labor force is 81,393, which is up from 81,115 since January of this year.