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February 20, 2017

Construction Jobs Implosion

Charlotte Crane | 5/1/2010

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.

Construction Jobs

Metro Area Jobs

12-Month % Change
Fort Walton Beach/Okaloosa 3,700 -11.9%
Panama City/Bay 3,900 -15.2%
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

Tags: Housing/Construction

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