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

Jul 17, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the Fort Myers area private-sector employment decreased by 9,800 jobs (-4.2 percent) over the year. The Fort Myers area’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in June, up 6.3 percentage points from one year ago. The Naples area private-sector employment decreased by 8,100 (-5.9 percent) over the year. The Naples area’s unemployment rate was 9.7 percent in June, up 6.4 percentage points from one year ago.

The industry losing the most jobs over the year in the Fort Myers area was leisure and hospitality (-6,800 jobs).   Three major industries gained jobs over the year in the Fort Myers area:  professional and business (+2,000 jobs); construction (+500 jobs); and financial activities (+100 jobs).  The industry losing the most jobs over the year in the Naples area was leisure and hospitality (-5,600 jobs).  Four major industries gained jobs over the year in the Naples area:  construction (+500 jobs); manufacturing (+400 jobs); government (+300 jobs); and other services (+100 jobs).

Statewide, the number of private-sector jobs increased 292,800, up 4.2 percent from May 2020.  Florida’s unemployment rate decreased to 10.4 percent in June 2020.  Florida’s labor force was up 143,000 over the month.

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

 

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