DEO Press Releases

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Miami Area Creates Second-Highest Number of Jobs

Mar 11, 2019

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 29,300 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Miami’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 10,900 new private-sector jobs in January 2019. To see the statewide job creation information, click here.

The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Miami area were professional and business services with 8,500 new jobs and education and health services with 6,800 new jobs.

Miami continued to rank third among the state’s metro areas in job demand with 33,557 openings in January, and once again offered the third-highest number of high-skill, high-wage STEM jobs with 8,201 online ads.

Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 2.7 percent continues to exceed the nation’s rate of 2.1 percent. Florida’s unemployment rate of 3.4 percent represents a drop of 0.5 percentage point over the year. This is while 161,000 people entered Florida’s labor force, a growth of 1.6 percent in the past year.

To view the January 2019 employment data, visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.

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