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 TheFloridaScorecard.org 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.