Construction Jobs Implosion
Northwest Florida metro areas have lost thousands of construction jobs in the past 12 months, but on a smaller scale than the state overall. Florida in February recorded a 12-month loss of 73,600 construction jobs, a 17.1% decline. Construction statewide and in northwest metro areas sustained the highest job losses among all Florida industries.
Metro Area Jobs
|Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa||3,700||-11.9%|
|Pensacola/Escambia and Santa Rosa||10,000||-8.3%|
|Tallahassee/Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson||6,600||-9.6%|
|Note: Florida statewide data are seasonally adjusted; metro area data are not.
Source: Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics Center