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

Dec 18, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that Statewide, the number of private-sector jobs increased 9,800, up 0.1 percent from October 2020.  Florida’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in November 2020.  Florida’s labor force was up 49,000 (+0.5 percent) over the month.

The Fort Lauderdale area private-sector employment decreased by 61,000 jobs (-8.0 percent) over the year. The Fort Lauderdale area’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in November.

The industries losing the most jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality (-20,900 jobs); and professional and business services (-10,800 jobs). Financial activities was the only major industry to gain jobs over the year in November 2020 (+200 jobs).

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