Florida's Unemployment Rate

Florida's unemployment rate was 3.5% in Sep 2018.

Florida's Nonagricultural Employment

Florida's nonagricultural employment (seasonally adjusted). 8,842,400 jobs in Sep 2018.

Florida's Employment Gains and Losses

Florida experienced a gain of 407,300 jobs (4.8%) since Aug 2017.

Official Data Release

Florida's Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2019 - NEW

Florida's minimum wage will increase to $8.46 on January 1, 2019, up from last year's minimum of $8.25 per hour.

Hurricane Michael Labor Shed Reports - NEW

Labor Shed reports provide a high level summary of employment, demographics, and commuting patterns in a specified area. Released October 2018.

Florida Online Job Demand Tool

The Florida Online Job Demand tool delivers data produced by Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) to measure of real-time labor demand captured through online job ads. Released October 2018.

Florida's Skills Gap and Job Vacancy Dashboard 

The Florida Skills Gap and Job Vacancy Survey was designed to provide a statistically valid analysis of the skills gaps statewide and in Florida’s local labor markets. Released May 2018.

The Florida minimum wage is $8.46 per hour, effective January 1, 2019.

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