The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Pensacola Area July 2022 Employment Data

Aug 19, 2022

Governor DeSantis Announces Pensacola Metro Area Private Sector Employment Up 4.2 Percent Over the Year in July 2022

Pensacola, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Pensacola area’s private sector employment increased by 4.2 percent over the year, representing 6,800 jobs gained. The Pensacola area labor force increased by 6,523, a 2.8 percent increase over the year. The Pensacola area unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in July 2022, down 1.7 percentage points from the July 2021 rate of 4.5 percent.


The industries gaining the most jobs over the year were professional and business services, increasing by 2,300 jobs, and leisure and hospitality, increasing by 1,300 jobs.

July 2022 employment data indicates that Floridians are entering the workforce, businesses are creating jobs, and job seekers are successfully connecting with employment opportunities. These indicators are what sets Florida apart—Florida’s economy is strong and thriving.

Data in the month of July continues to indicate there are many job opportunities available for Floridians throughout the state, with more than 545,000 jobs posted online. Floridians in search of work and new job opportunities are encouraged to turn to the CareerSource Florida network for help. Floridians can find guidance on how to register with Employ Florida and search listings of available local job openings. Career seekers also can improve their employability by perfecting resume writing and interviewing skills, establishing career goals, and pursuing customized career training. These services are provided at no cost to job seekers.

To view the statewide July 2022 employment data, visit Visit Florida Insight for more information on labor market and economic data.     


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