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

By: Florida Chamber Foundation

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.

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