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.
The Great Recession started earlier in Florida, AND lasted twice as long as the US average. However, Florida has recovered better than its neighboring states and the rest of the country, and 47.8% of Florida counties had more jobs in 2016 than in 2007. Consider the facts:
- Only 39.1% of US counties had more jobs in 2016 than they did in 2007,
- Only 32.7% of counties in Georgia had more jobs in 2016 than in 2007,
- In Alabama, only 20.9% of counties had more jobs in 2016 than in 2007, and
- In New York, only 8.1% of counties had more jobs in 2016 than in 2007.