DEO Press Releases

Gov. Scott: Miami Businesses Created Nearly 19,000 New Jobs

Jul 20, 2018

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 18,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year, the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The unemployment rate in Miami remained a low 4.1 percent in June down 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new jobs in June bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in Florida to 1,554,800 since December 2010.

To see the statewide job creation information, click here.

The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Miami area were manufacturing with 7,000 new jobs and construction with 6,100 new jobs. Miami continued to rank third among the state’s metro areas in job demand with 28,260 openings in June, and once again offered the third-highest number of high-skill, high-wage STEM jobs with 6,908 online ads.

As of June, Florida’s unemployment rate remained at a low of 3.8 percent, a drop of 7.0 percentage points since December 2010; this drop is faster than the national decline of 5.3 percentage points. In the past year, 130,000 people entered Florida’s labor force, a growth of 1.3 percent, which is greater than the national labor force growth rate of 1.2 percent.

To view the June 2018 employment data visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.

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