March 1, 2015

Jobs

Ups and Downs

| 12/1/2010

1,300 New Polk County jobs in the education/health services sector from August 2009 to August 2010.

500 Polk County job losses in the manufacturing sector from August 2009 to August 2010.

Source: Polk County Economic Barometer, Central Florida Development Council

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