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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Southwest Florida March 2020 Economic Data

Apr 17, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the Southwest Florida area March 2020 Employment Data. This month, Florida saw expected changes in employment and unemployment data due to COVID-19 and the state’s effort to mitigate the spread.

Fort Myers Area Economic Indicators Include:

  • Unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, up 1.1 percentage points from one year ago.
  • 2,300 new private-sector jobs have been added in the past year.
  • Industries with the highest growth over the year in the Fort Myers area were
    • professional and business services with 1,700 new jobs; and
    • construction with 1,400 new jobs.

     

    Naples Area Economic Indicators Include:

  • Unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, up 1.1 percentage points from one year ago.
  • 600 new private-sector jobs have been added in the past year.
  • Industries with the highest growth over the year in the Naples area were
  • professional and business services with 900 new jobs; and
  • construction with 800 new jobs.

 

To view the March 2020 employment data, visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.

 

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