By The Numbers

By the Numbers is a monthly resource brought to you by the Florida Chamber Foundation via The Florida Scorecard. This resource has the latest employment, housing and consumer data for the Sunshine State at a quick glance. To receive these monthly updates on Florida’s economic progress and regress you can sign up on The Florida Scorecard homepage.

 

January 2014

The month of December saw a continuation of the progress that Florida’s economy saw in 2013. While the U.S. unemployment rate dropped below seven percent solely based on individuals leaving the workforce, Florida’s rate dipped another two tenths to 6.2 percent, as a result of continued job creation in the Florida. Overall, the unemployment rate […]

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By the Numbers: November 2013

October’s statistics reported in By the Numbers are seen catching up from lags due to the federal government shutdown. As reported by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and several other state and federal sources, Florida’s economic outlook continues to outpace the national average as we take the lead spot in job creation in October. […]

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By the Numbers: October 2013

  Due to the federal government shutdown during September, several economic indicators normally reported in By the Numbers are unavailable at this time. The next statewide employment and unemployment data release for Florida will be November 22, 2013. At that time, labor statistics for August final, September final, and October preliminary will also be provided. […]

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By the Numbers: September 2013

During the month of August, Florida’s economy continued to trend in a positive direction, with a number of indicators continuing to illustrate Florida’s improvement. Many cases pointed to averages better than the U.S. at large. August employment figures continued the positive trend, marking more than three years of positive job growth for the state (after […]

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By the Numbers: August 2013

During the month of July, Florida’s economy continued to trend in a positive direction, with a number of indicators continuing to illustrate that Florida’s economy is improving, in many cases better than national averages or the U.S. at large. July employment figures continued the positive trend, marking 36 consecutive months of positive job growth for […]

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By the Numbers: May 2013

During the month of April, Florida’s economy continued to show encouraging signs of growth, with several indicators showing signs of positive trends.

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By the Numbers: April 2013

Florida employers added 32,700 non-farm jobs during the month, a large increase compared to the 2,500 net new jobs added to the state’s economy in February.

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By the Numbers: March 2013

Florida’s labor market continues to recover gradually from the 2007 Great Recession. In February 2012, Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7% from 7.9% in January 2013.

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By the Numbers: January, 2013

Florida’s economic activity continued to advance at a modest pace in the month of December, but growth has decelerated slightly from November and October. Establishments actually reduced non-agricultural payroll employment in December, possibly a result of uncertainty regarding the “fiscal cliff” and future tax rates. The housing recovery continues to show signs of progress as home prices rose in December along with a decrease in new foreclosure filings. We expect the housing recovery to continue in the short-term, allowing stronger employment growth in 2013.

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