Did You Know Florida’s Year-Over-Year Job Creation Beats U.S. Growth?

By: Katherine Bustamante

Florida’s Year-Over-Year Job Creation was 248,800, a 3.0 Percent Increase Compared to the 1.6 Percent Rate for the U.S.

While Florida remains a leader in the nation, our state will need to create two million net new jobs between now and 2030. There are currently 501,000 Floridians looking for jobs, and 235,900 Florida jobs looking for people. Florida’s job creation appears to have peaked in 2015. Continued job creation is crucial to meet the needs of businesses and families, and Florida will have to work hard to continue to create jobs and diversify its economy.

 

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The Florida Scorecard, located at www.TheFloridaScorecard.org, presents metrics across Florida’s economy. If you would like additional information on the Weekly Scorecard Stat or on the Florida Scorecard, please contact Dr. Jerry Parrish with the Florida Chamber Foundation at jparrish@flfoundation.org.