A Florida TaxWatch economic report
Economic Report on Florida's 2013 Job Growth
2013 Job Losses
Total Government was the only main category that experienced job losses in the 2013 calendar year. The largest loss was in Federal Government. Although state government employment also dropped, local government employment actually increased by 1,900 jobs. This is a change from 2012, when all government sectors showed job losses.
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Florida’s economy continues to produce private sector jobs at a rate much higher than in 2011 and 2012. For the first time in three years, job gains were noted in all private sector categories.
Florida had a good year for job creation in 2013, creating the highest per capita job increases for any of the high-population states in the U.S. This, along with the continuing decrease in the state’s unemployment rate, shows that Florida’s economy has accelerated its job creation over the last two years and continues to improve.
Looking at potential job growth in 2014, Florida’s economy is expected to continue to produce jobs in sectors important in diversifying the economy and creating high-wage jobs. Florida’s key investments in infrastructure, led by improvement in our ports and connected parts of the logistics infrastructure will pay dividends. These investments, along with continued recruitment of companies to Florida as well as the expansion of Florida’s existing companies will continue to produce jobs that will provide good incomes for Florida families, and keep graduates of Florida colleges and universities in our state.
TAXWATCH CENTER FOR COMPETITIVE FLORIDA ADVISORY BOARD
SENATOR GEORGE LEMIEUX
Chairman of the Board, Gunster
MR. JOHN B. ZUMWALT III
Florida TaxWatch Chairman & Immediate Past Chair, CCF Advisory Board
WILLIAM E. CARLSON, JR
MR. MARSHALL CRISER, III
President, AT&T Florida
Immediate Past Chairman, Florida TaxWatch
MR. DOUG DAVIDSON
Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
MR. J. CHARLES GRAY
Chairman, GrayRobinson Law Firm
MR. JON FERRANDO
Executive VP & General Counsel, AutoNation, Inc.
GOVERNOR BOB MARTINEZ
Sr. Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight
MR. DAVE MCINTOSH
Trustee, BlueField Ranch Mitigation Bank Trust
MR. JAMES M. REPP
Senior VP, AvMed Health Plans
MS. MICHELLE A ROBINSON
President, SouthEast Region, Verizon
MR. DAVID A. SMITH
Former Chairman, Florida TaxWatch
MR. MICHAEL SOLE
VP for State Governmental Affairs, Florida Power & Light
Vice President, The Walt Disney Company
Economic Commentary written by
Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist, and Executive Director of the Center for Competitive Florida, with assistance from Jennifer Linares, MS, Research Analyst.
Robert Weissert, Chief Research Officer & General Counsel
Chris Barry, Director of Publications
John Zumwalt, III, Chair, Florida TaxWatch
Sen. George LeMieux Chair, Center for Competitive Florida
Dominic M. Calabro, President, CEO, Publisher, and Editor
Florida TaxWatch Research Institute, Inc.
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