DEO Press Releases

Gov. Scott: Miami Businesses Created Nearly 27,000 New Jobs

Aug 17, 2018

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 26,600 new private-sector jobs in the past year, the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The unemployment rate in Miami remained a low 4.3 percent in July down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in Florida to nearly 1.6 million since December 2010.

To see the statewide job creation information, click here.

The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Miami area were construction with 7,900 new jobs and manufacturing with 7,400 new jobs. Miami continued to rank third among the state’s metro areas in job demand with 26,792 openings in July, and once again offered the third-highest number of high-skill, high-wage STEM jobs with 6,820 online ads.

As of July, Florida’s unemployment rate remained at a low of 3.7 percent, a drop of 7.1 percentage points since December 2010. This drop in unemployment is faster than the national decline of 5.4 percentage points. In the past year, 132,000 people entered Florida’s labor force, a growth of 1.3 percent, which is greater than the national labor force growth rate of 1.1 percent.

To view the July 2018 employment data visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.

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