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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Fort Lauderdale Area March 2020 Employment Data

Apr 17, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the Fort Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale Area Economic Indicators Include:

  • Unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, up 1.1 percentage points from one year ago.
  • 2,100 new private-sector jobs have been added in the past year.
  • Industries with the highest growth over the year in the Fort Lauderdale area were
  • professional and business services with 4,900 new jobs; and
  • trade, transportation and utilities with 4,500 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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