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.