Florida Ranks Third For New Jobs Added Over The Past Year

Florida added more new jobs over the past year than 47 of 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As of June 2018:

  • Florida added 170,500 nonfarm jobs in just the past year alone (behind only Texas and California)
  • Florida’s civilian labor force was 10,232,602 in June 2018, up from 10,103,119 in June 2017
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach saw an increase in nonfarm payrolls from 2,613,800 in June 2017 to 2,647,900 in June 2018
  • The unemployment rate in Florida dropped to 3.8 percent, from 4.1 percent a year ago. In the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall area, it is now 4.5 percent, down from 4.8 percent in 2017.

Overall, Florida ranks second for population growth since January 2017, adding 410,347 new residents. Only Texas ranked higher during that period, with 494,622 new residents.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Winning!

Anonymous
3 years ago

And this is why Brightline will be expanding 🙂

Anonymous
3 years ago

2nd in population growth and 3rd in jobs added implies that job growth is slower in relative terms than other states. The labor force went up by 120,000 but the population went up by 494,000 people. So, jobs are growing at a quarter of the rate of the population. Nationally about 40% of our population has full-time employment, so this labor force participation is lagging.

The drop in unemployment is possibly good news, although that number means very little when the labor force participation is simultaneously dropping.

These aggregate numbers are kind of meaningless anyway. Florida is the third largest state by population so it will of course be high up on any list of total-this-or-that.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I remember when Trump was campaigning for president he said quite a few times that the economy was in terrible shape and a disaster, but all the businesses he owned were doing fantastic. I was saying to myself when hearing and watching him say this, “is anybody who’s sitting there and asking questions going to take this con-man to task about his statements about this so-called terrible and disastrous economy under Obama, but his fabulously doing businesses in the same economy at the time?!!!

GTFOH!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Thank you President Trump!

Anonymous
3 years ago

If you have regularly read this blog over the last several years then you know these positive economic numbers have nothing to do with Trump. If you understand basic math then you realize Texas’ .3% 2016 economic growth dragged down the overall numbers while actually being a positive number.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It does because he will help maintain this boom.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Not if Democrats win back Congress!

Gene
3 years ago

Pray to Jesus…….

Anonymous
3 years ago

Funny, because Democrats don’t pray to Jesus.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, sure he will, and he’ll do all that while laying out nothing about any kind economic plans and tweeting about his dissatisfaction with kneeling NFL players.

Suomynona
3 years ago

Like his $12 Billion bailout of the nation’s farmers who have been effected by this stupid China Trade War?

Anonymous
3 years ago

wishing and enforcing fair trade is not stupid. permittjng unfair trade and abuse from other nations is stupid.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Which boom? More projects broke ground in Miami in 2015-16 than in 2017.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Which boom? More projects broke ground in Miami in 2015-16 than in 2017.”

You are absolutely correct!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Full disclosure, I despise Trump with every cell of my body, however, the man in the White House has to take the blame or the accolades of the current economy while they are in office. Bush did, Obama did, and now it is Trump’s turn. So far… it is what it is.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It doesn’t work like that anymore. Texas boomed during most of Obama’s term but he would never have won the state. We have red states and blue states now and it doesn’t matter in those states how the economy is performing…contrast that with Reagan in 1984 or Nixon in 1972.

In fact that is a reason why Bezos should pick Miami for HQ2–because Florida is a swing state he would maximize Amazon’s political clout.

Anonymous
3 years ago

MAGA!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

That’s very hilarious. I remember back in day Sean Hannity on Fox News, when he got confounded by some democrat, would ask “is America the greatest country in the world?” But then Trump come along and says “Make America Great Again,” meaning in his opinion, America is not the greatest country in the world, and Hannity has no problem with this statement or the way Trump viewed America at the time. But when a news outlet other than Faux News report something that Trump did, Trump calls it “fake news” and Hannity agrees!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Also Hannity said exactly what Cortez said about the unemployment rate and two jobs right up until Trump was sworn in.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Trump really meant FAUA!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Trump won Michigan. The first time a Republican candidate had since 1992.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And?

Gene
3 years ago

He’s piggy backing on the last 10 years of growth. Wait till the tariffs kick in.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Once again, I loathe the man and it pains me to write this, but Bush could have done the same with the economy Clinton left behind for him but he didn’t, he messed it all up. Trump may still do the same and you are probably right about the tariffs, but so far, as of 07/24/18 he gets credit for our current economy.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Frackers and Silicon Valley and Disney and Miami real estate developers get credit for this economy. Trump won because of social issues and Hillary being an awful candidate and the Electoral College favoring Republicans.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hillary is a female, and no woman has ever been elected president of the United States of America… less known one who’s husband was elected president twice! And rightwingers gotta realize this, it took the shenanigans of Russia with Trump to beat Hillary. That is why we have this investigation of computer hacking going on right now and Trump is mad because Mueller is hot on his ass!

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s great that a skyscraper developer beat the lawyer/politician/former first enabler.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I see, you don’t say anything about Trump beating all the other republican presidential candidates. Heck, Trump even said one of these candidates who was once a POW is not a war hero in his opinion.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“…it took the shenanigans of Russia with Trump to beat Hillary”

Any concrete evidence Russians flipped midland states Hillary ignored and literally said would be happy to lose their jobs? Nope? That’s what I thought…

Gene
3 years ago

Let’s talk about the non-farm visa work foreigners at Mar-a-Loco……
Thank you child-in-chief.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Interestingly enough Florida Created more than 250 000 non farm jobs in 2016.
253000 vs 170000
Check the Facts.
Thanks Obama.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hopefully people reflect on this at the polls August and November, and elect Scott to the U.S. Senate and Putnam or DeSantis for Governor.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The Medicaid expansion is a no brainer so vote for Democrats at the state level and Scott for senate.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes vote for Medicaid expansion and let taxpayers pick up the tab for people pretending to be sick, have 6 children from 6 different fathers or emigrate here illegally

Anonymous
3 years ago

The money goes to Florida hospitals and doctors and dialysis clinics. The federal government picks up 90% of the tab!! It is a no brainer especially in light of liberal states already getting the money.

A. Nonymous
3 years ago

Illegal immigrants do not qualify for Medicaid. Nationwide 20% of Medicaid spending is for nursing home care for the elderly.
It doesn’t just benefit “those people”.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Illegal immigration is federal responsibility so that is a conservative argument for expanding Medicaid. Even if the illegals don’t get actual Medicaid policies more federal money to hospitals reduces state and local funding for what is a federal failure to secure our border and kick out visa overstays.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, ask Rick Scott where’s the tax payers money he buried from the Medicare/medicaid scam his healthcare company was doing when he was the CEO.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Your white hood and robe are showing!

Gene
3 years ago

Please gather more info about Scott before you make a comment like that.

Anonymous
3 years ago

stop the racist insults. were getting tired of u racist blacks discrminating and insulting all non blacks

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re brilliant(even though you write like a 4th grader), you know the race of each poster through their comment.

What an amazing psyche!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Nobody Pretend to be sick and commit more Medicaid and insurance fraud in the state of Fl than Cubans have done in the last 60 years…BTW I’m Cuban

Anonymous
3 years ago

He’s not lying folks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, literally turning us into a high-tax welfare state without fixing the healthcare problem exasperated by the failed expectations of Obamacare. Good luck…