Florida Has Created Nearly 1 Million Net New Jobs Since 2010

By: Melissa Roberts

Florida’s job growth since the recession has been unprecedented. Since December 2010, 978,800 private sector jobs have been created. When December 2015 job numbers are released, the total of net new jobs is expected to reach 1 million. The state’s year over job growth rate has steadily risen to 3.0 percent, which tops the nation among the 10 largest states.

Despite the creation of so many new jobs, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reports that 299,530 jobs went unfilled last month, a growing trend that indicates a significant gap between job demand and the talent available. With 2 million more jobs needed in Florida by 2030, how can we ensure tomorrow’s workforce has the skills and training to fill the jobs of the future?

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