October 24, 2021


Data Mine: Key economic indicators show Florida's economy is strong

Key economic indicators -- nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and wage and salary disbursements deflated by the consumer price index -- show Florida's economy is strong. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2016

The Impact of a $15/hour Minimum Wage in Florida

In a state like Florida, where the median wage is close to $15, an immediate increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour would likely have negative effects on the state's economy and job market. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Florida Unemployment Statistics - Charts

Charts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Read more »
Published on 6/17/2016

Florida added 9,500 private-sector jbs in April

The State of Florida added 9,500 private sector jobs during the month of April, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2016

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) will create 100 new jobs in Sarasota

Rick Scott announced that Total Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest freight-brokerage firms in the country, will be expanding in Sarasota and creating 100 new jobs. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2016

The unemployment rate is not the whole story

Florida's unemployment rate is down almost half from the peak of 11.1 percent during the Great Recession. While the state's current unemployment rate of 5 percent is good news, the number doesn't tell the whole story. An underlying factor that determines whether the job market is truly positive is the labor force participation rate (LFPR). Read more »
Published on 3/24/2016

Gov. Scott highlights recent job growth at VOXX International

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott highlighted recent job growth at VOXX International Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive, consumer accessories and premium audio products. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2016

Florida's January 2016 employment figures released

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in January 2016, down 0.1 percentage point from the revised December 2015 rate of 5.1 percent, and down 0.7 percentage point from 5.7 percent a year ago. There were 492,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,764,000. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2016

Gov. Scott: More than one million jobs and $1 billion in tax cuts in Florida

36,000 Jobs Added in January 2016 Read more »
Published on 3/14/2016

60 new jobs being created at RADISE International in Palm Beach County

RADISE International, a Florida based small business that provides engineering and IT services, will expand its operations in Palm Beach County and create 60 new jobs. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2016

TQL will create 75 new jobs in Miami

Total Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest freight-brokerage firms in the country, will be expanding in Miami and creating 75 new jobs over the next three years. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2016

What a raise to $16 an hour means

Until last July, Christina Hieber made $9.15 at JM Lexus in Margate, which is owned by JM Family Enterprises. To get by financially, she also held a night job as a security guard. Between the two, she worked 64 hours a week. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

2015 job growth leads to record-high employment in Florida

With an addition of 240,000 jobs in 2015, Florida continues to rise from the Great Recession, says Florida TaxWatch. Over the past year, all of Florida's major industries have seen strong employment gains. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2015

Employer costs for employee compensation

Employer costs for employee compensation for civilian workers averaged $33.37 per hour worked in September 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Read more »
Published on 12/9/2015

U.S employment projections 2014 - 2024

Healthcare occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth and to add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Read more »
Published on 12/8/2015

Florida added more than 36,000 jobs in October

Highest one-month total for job creation in a decade Read more »
Published on 11/20/2015

Gov. Rick Scott announces Blue Origin to build new launch facility, create 330 jobs in Brevard County

Governor Rick Scott announced that Blue Origin has selected Florida as the site for the launch, manufacturing and support facilities for its Orbital Launch Vehicle (OLV) program. The project will create 330 new jobs and a capital investment of $200 million in the region over the next five years. Read more »
Published on 9/15/2015

Florida added 13,700 private sector jobs in July, according to ADP Regional Employment Report®

The State of Florida added 13,700 private sector jobs during the month of July, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report®. Read more »
Published on 9/10/2015

Florida online job demand climbs in July

Governor Rick Scott announced the number of online job openings in Florida were up over the year in July 2015, with over 273,900 job openings. The figures from Help Wanted OnLine are the highest for the month of July for online job demand since May 2005. Read more »
Published on 8/11/2015

Gov. Scott: Florida Added More Than 29,000 Jobs in March

In March 2015, 29,400 private-sector jobs were created across Florida. Florida's annual private-sector job growth rate, now at 4.2 percent, has exceeded that of the nation since April 2012. Read more »
Published on 4/17/2015

ADP Research Institute® study offers first in-depth look at garnishment rates among U.S. workers

The study found that more than one in 10 employees in the prime working ages of 35 to 44 had their wages garnished in 2013. Read more »
Published on 9/15/2014

Majority of American workers don't aspire to leadership roles

A new CareerBuilder survey finds most workers are not aiming for the corner office. Read more »
Published on 9/11/2014

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Labor shortage? Florida man applies for 60 jobs, gets 1 interview
Labor shortage? Florida man applies for 60 jobs, gets 1 interview

The supposed labor shortage is a frustrating concept for some job seekers who say they're applying but getting nowhere. A Florida man's job search is getting attention after he says he applied to 60 entry-level positions but only got one interview.


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