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New Data Shows County Job Growth, Florida’s Chance of Recession Declines

In the Florida Chamber Foundation’s recent By The Numbers, the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish discusses Florida’s economy. The most recent data finds:

  • Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach Counties topped the list in job growth over the last year, while 17 counties lost jobs.                       
  • Florida’s construction industry had the highest job growth rate at 4.5 percent.
  • Florida’s manufacturing industry has grown jobs at 2.8 times the U.S. rate over the past three years.
  • Florida’s job growth rate from 2007 – before the Great Recession – to the third quarter of 2018 exceeded the U.S. rate.

Visit to see information on your county including current year-over-year job growth and FutureCast data that shows expected population change and new jobs needed by 2030.

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