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Did You Know in 2019, Florida is Expected to Create 150,000 New Jobs

At the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Economic Outlook & Jobs Summit earlier this month, Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish released job creation numbers and discussed the strength of Florida’s economy.

Did you know:

  • Florida can expect to create 150,000 new jobs in 2019.
  • Job growth will slow but Florida remains the number one leader in job creation in the southeast.
  • Florida’s chance of recession is low, at 20.7 percent.
  • Florida’s healthcare, manufacturing and construction industries will remain strong.

While Florida’s economy is strong, risks remain. A potential trade war, the expansion of tariffs and slowing growth in other economies pose a threat for Florida’s economy that can be mitigated by a continued focus on diversifying Florida’s economy, attracting and retaining a talented workforce, and welcoming new business and innovation.

Share Your Thoughts:

Does your business expect to create jobs in 2019? What do you think about Florida’s economy in 2019? Share your thoughts with us today.

What Others Have Shared:

“We know businesses are having problems finding the qualified workforce they need. Figuring out ways to leverage our partnerships in our workforce system to address that is extremely important… workforce is the currency of economic development.”

Adrienne Johnston, Chief of the Bureau of Labor Market Statistics,
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity


“In looking at both resiliency and agility- we need to work toward action. We need to work together and the Chamber needs each of you to be part of how Florida succeeds in a future we all want.”

Ed Schons, President, Florida High Tech Corridor Council

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