Florida’s Job Growth Is Now 6X The Rest Of The U.S.

Florida is now far outpacing the rest of the nation when it comes to job growth.

The strong job growth has brought unemployment in the Miami area down to just 3.7% in November 2021, compared to 8.2% in November 2020. Florida has an overall 4.5% unemployment rate.

According to a press release from Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, the industries gaining the most amount of jobs over the year in Miami include professional and business services, increasing by 22,600 jobs; leisure and hospitality, increasing by 19,800 jobs; and trade, transportation, and utilities, increasing by 15,600 jobs.

The Miami metro area led all Florida metro areas in job gains over the year in professional and business services; trade, transportation, and utilities; and financial activities.

Overall, the state of Florida gained 51,100 jobs in November 2021, while the nation as a whole gained 210,000 jobs in the same period.

That means that Florida accounted for around 25% of all jobs created in the entire U.S. last month.

Florida’s job growth rate was six times faster than the U.S. at 0.6% for November 2021, compared to 0.1% for the nation as a whole.

Florida’s labor force is growing even faster compared to the rest of the U.S. (6.1% in Florida year-over-year, compared to 0.9% nationwide).

In November, Florida’s labor force grew by over 42,000 – or around 1,400 per day.

Florida has also now gained back 91.2% of the jobs that existed before the pandemic in February 2020, according to Florida Politics.

 

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

“That means that Florida accounted for around 25% of all jobs created in the entire U.S. last month.”

Wow.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Most of these jobs came back since Americans are flocking to Florida since they can’t get to Europe, southeast Asia, and other luxury destinations.

Miami does luxury very well.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Most of the jobs were service industry jobs that got cut during the Pandemic. It was only a matter of time till those jobs were brought back so this growth isn’t surprising

Anonymous
1 month ago

Did you even read the article?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t like Florida or the way we do things? Do us all a favor and don’t come here. It’s really that simple.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Amen.

MM305
1 month ago

KEEP FLORIDA FLORIDA!

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

It’s also time to change jobs, I just joined a company paying me six figures that was previous only open for people who lived in the Tampa area. So don’t be scared and update your linkedin and resume and apply. I met a young man who was a dishwasher and motivated him to apply for a yacht role paying far more. There is upward growth in all fields.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Imo Linkedin is a wasteland. I browsed it, found one guy who claimed to be Account Executive Manager at my old firm when in fact he was just a regular dial for dollars salesman who got canned for not meeting quota, and another guy who claimed to be a software developer at same firm who, since the firm had only had 32 employees, I can 100% attest to his never working there during the time frames in his profile. The company is now history, so who’s to know, right?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should definitely add private detective to your LinkedIn profile!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow. Is there anybody you don’t know?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow. Is there anybody you don’t know?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very nice. Fortune favors the bold. Good luck on your next endeavor.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Notice that this report is about “Florida’s Job Growth” and not about Florida’s governor.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Our future president!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

From your lips to God’s ears.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Herp derp, it’s ripples from Obamuh’s economy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean Barry Soetoro?

Anonymous
1 month ago

sniff.. mien fuhrer Donald Trump didn’t get reelected.. sniff…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you Biden and thank you Ron! Is that how this is supposed to work? People put way too much stock in governors and presidents. The economy has a lot more to it than whatever bum sits in the white house or governors mansion. Not saying what they do doesn’t matter, but some of yall need to get a grip. Entrepreneurship, work ethic, and American exceptionalism is much more important

Anonymous
1 month ago

Entrepreneurship, work ethic, and American exceptionalism, yet Brandon’s puppetmasters want us flooded with foreigners for cheap labor and are pushing amnesty and gibs for votes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t forget flooding us with cheap fiat dollars as well. High inflation is an economy killer.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. keep those foreigner over there in their countries, that way I can go over there and exploit their labor on the cheap!

– The fuhrer, Donald Trump

Anonymous
1 month ago

A bad leader can cripple an economy very quickly. Best thing the government can do is get out of the way.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Try not arguing politics when no one with biased opinions is going to change their minds because of what you say. instead maybe celebrate the truly amazing growth that Florida and Miami are experiencing? Of course there are the usual whiners who will claim that all of Florida’s job growth is in the low-wage service sector. That is old-style, outdated and typical anti-Florida BS. What’s really happening is that Florida’s economy is expanding not only in the number of jobs created but also the quality of same. This is a trend that has been in place for a while now but is really accelerating of late and as a long time Florida resident I am truly pleased by that!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you Florida leadership for that, No Mandates, Free Enterprise, Low regulations, Low tax, No Lockdowns, No Vax Passports, Free Choice. Thanks DeSantis.

Anonymous
1 month ago

St. Pete in the Benz coupe top back rolling to get some.

Anonymous
1 month ago

HUH!!!

American Worker
1 month ago

I guess raising the minimum wage hasn’t turned out to be a major job killer, so far. Does the rise in transportation jobs include the construction workers building the Brightline segment between Miami and Orlando? I hope FL’s job growth is a sign of things to come for other states that didn’t go through the Delta wave as early. Warm weather in winter sure is nice!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Giving DeSantis credit for this is like giving roosters credit for making the sun rise.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who should credit go to?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I give enormous credit to Deblasio and Cuomo for Florida’s success.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol agreed. Government can’t build strong economies, but they sure can destroy one.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thumbs up for the funny analogy.
However…
The individual people of Florida get the credit for hiring people, and individual people get credit for going to work.

DeSantis gets credit for knowing to stay out of the way

Connor
1 month ago

Thank You DeSantis, you’d have to be pretty stupid to not vote for him next year!!

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

Agreed. He’s one of the few political figures who have created a positive impact on Florida’s economy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Like killing 60000 Floridians?

Anonymous
1 month ago

He gets credit for killing under 10k, so NC is a state that did things better and it has a lower death rate but a lot of people still died.

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

He didn’t, over 8 prasistan people upvoted this lie. No critical thinking or accepting reality. Interesting how y’all never blame Cuomo for deaths

Anonymous
1 month ago

How did any politician (other than Cuomo) ever kill anyone with covid? If you were stupid enough to listen to a politician and not to scientists and doctors for medical guidance, then you were a waste of space to begin with.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Whitner in Michigan also sent COVID positive people back to the ALFs to free up beds in the hospital.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do you blame every other governors for the deaths in their states?

The Far Side !!!
1 month ago

Do you blame every other governors for the deaths in their states?

No, they only blame the red states!!! CNN MSNBC told them to do so!! 🤡😛
It’s funny after Biden “ won “ CNN MSNBC don’t put the daily cases and mortality of Covid i or n their screens. ! 🤗😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

“BuT yOuR kIlLiNg FlOrIdIaNs”. Karens are going to die on this hill.

Anonymous
1 month ago

they were gonna die anyway. Flu, heart diesese, diabetes ect… turn off the msnbc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

He shut down the economy, beaches, and parks! Awful.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If he gets credit for that then he also has to take blame for the 62,000+ Covid deaths (and counting) in Florida.

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

Do yall blame your beloved dem governors for deaths ? Yall are doing leftist mental gymnastics

Anonymous
1 month ago

They mitigated the situations and put prevention measures in place. We give them credit for that.

Connor
1 month ago

NY and NJ have higher per capita deaths than Florida with many other states about even with Florida including MA and Rhode Island.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Fact:

Not taking heed to the warnings about covid-19 and getting a vaccine shot led to the death of thousands of rightwingers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

As did thousands of pee o’cees who after you claimed vaccination is a means of population control for so many years, and that FEMA ran death camps during Hurricane Katrina

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fact: “Not gunna take that trump vaccine!” Caused government distrust and subsequent deaths

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…and it didn’t do jack shit. WTF are you smoking? Crack?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I didn’t know refusing Federal aid because orange man bad and placing COVID patients into occupied nursing homes was mitigating the situation, or ordering arbitrary lockdowns to hide from the disease was a prevention measure.

Connor
1 month ago

So Biden gets credit for killing 386,000 American’s then right, which is more deaths than Trump. I love how the only thing Democrats say is “60,000+ covid deaths” in response to DeSantis

Anonymous
1 month ago

No. President Biden has promoted policies to increase vaccinations which is the surest path to defeat Covid. Governor DeSantis has fought against mask mandates and other policies that would help.
The deaths these days are occurring almost entirely among the unvaccinated who are mostly Republicans.
Politicians who are indifferent to the deaths of their own supporters should be voted out.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do mask mandates make a difference?

Seems like California & New York have them, yet they have more deaths per capita, AND they are not growing jobs at 6x.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They do not. I think the evidence is clear that masking, lockdowns, and jabs do little to stop the spread. The only way out of this is let nature take its course and we reach herd immunity. It seems like that is a possibility with the very mild Moronic…I mean, Omicron variant.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re letting your blue hair show Karen.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Not gunna take that Trump vaccine”

Also your stats on political party for the unvaccinated are wrong.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’d take that trade. Given that the overwhelming majority of Floridians that died WITH Covid were likely going to die anyway.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Desantis?

What did Desantis do that warrant any responsibility for this report?

Professional and business services: Increasing before Desantis got in office.

Transportation: Plans for better and more transit lines before Desantis got in office.

Utilities: I wonder why you don’t blame Desantis for the increase in FPL bills?

Financial activities: The taxes for my house is $250 more than last year. You might as well thank Desantis for that also.

Connor
1 month ago

-Teacher Pay increase to $47,500
-Bonuses for Police, firefighters, teachers and EMT/healthcare workers
-Record Funding for Everglade restoration ($2.5 million) and Forever Florida program
-First ever state coastal resiliency comprehensive plan
-Pardoned the wrongfully accused Groveland Four
-First state to offer monoclonal Anti-body treatment, a drug the Biden Admin now uses
-Ended Sanctuary Cities and counties in Fla.
-Ended Common Core
-Ended CRT in the workplace and school
-Banned Florida universities from collaborating with China
-Singed bill to incentivize Florida Wildlife Corridor
-Ended FSA testing
-Expanded K-12 Voucher program
-Expanded Scholarship opportunities with emphasis on less financial stable kids with the Florida Empowerment Scholarship
-Highest ever per-pupil spending on education at $7,793
-$100 million for mental health funding for students
-$50 million for Florida Spring restoration
-Clean Waterways Act to protect our Florida Waterways from harmful nutrients
-Use of VW scandal money to incentivize and construct an Electric Vehicle infrastructure in Florida
-$20 Million investment for preservation of Biscayne Bay
-Expedited EAA Reservoir
-Rural funding to combat Opioid Crisis

I could go on and on….

Maybe do your own research instead of watching Joy Reid and and the Miami Herald, best of luck to ya

Anonymous
1 month ago

None of the things you listed is a result of what Desantis is doing in office to return this state’s job growth to where it was in 2020.

Tell me something. Will you also give credit to new residents that have moved to Florida from western and northern states like California and New York for this report on “Florida’s job growth?”

Connor
1 month ago

-Signed the Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act which eliminated barrier to working
-$145 to fund workforce and Affordable housing programs
-$40 million in Disaster recovery dislocated worker grant
-Opened the economy from crazy covid restriction to save small business and increase economic output
-Singed legislation to expand broadband connectivity in rural counties
-Worked with several companied to relocate or expand in Florida such as Synergy and SIMCOM
-Worked with Space Florida to incentivize Space company to expand operations in Florida, which now include OneWeb, SpaceX, Blue Origin, FireFly, Made in Space and Aerion which provide numerous high-paying jobs for the Space Coast
-Removed the Florida gas tax
-Speed up construction of multiple FDOT projects
-$350 million tax relief for Floridians in 2020
-Achieved a “AAA” bond score for Florida, higehr than NY, CA and the national average of “AA”
-$30 million for Florida veterans and Families
MOST OF ALL
-successfully portrayed Florida as open, free and ready for business and tourists, which leads to great economic benefit for our state!

Why do you think they are moving here. Hint: it isn’t because they dislike DeSantis or that our state is shut down

Anonymous
1 month ago

He shut Florida down, didn’t he? Yes. He shut down Florida. DeSantis likes shutdowns. He’s an awful politician.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why do “I” think they are moving here? Well, it sure ain’t for the money because Florida’s “Median Income” is only $29,758. They’re pumping up Florida’s economy and educational standing. And most of them find that when it comes to the large states where they came from, Florida is comparably cheap!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Irs posts it as $59k for single person. You are getting horribly skewed data possibly biased with retiree data

Anonymous
1 month ago

Okay, so it was Rick Scott?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Give it up already Karen. Woke progressivism is a sinking ship.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Is that why Trump wasn’t reelected and some Republicans voted for Biden’s infrastructure bill?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are you giving credit for Florida job growth to poorly managed democratic states. That’s awesome

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ended CRT in the workplace and school – lol. ya’ll are so pressed it is sad.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah but.. but ..but …but …

HE SUPPORTED TRUMP!

Anonymous
1 month ago

If your property values goes up …your property taxes go up.

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

Why are leftist denying reality and downtowning this comment. with andrew he would be in a SOBE hotel and have the state still on lockdown.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. and I bet righties like you brought into Trump’s claim that the economy was a “disaster” while Obama was president even though he claimed his businesses were doing “fantastic” under this same president.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We had one of the worst post-2008 recoveries in the industrialized word under Obozo’s “new normal” economic mediocrity.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Research the number of millennials who fell off the employment rolls under president obama before claiming anything positive about his employment numbers. It makes some stats look great when people give up. Whether you hate trump or not at least young people were joining the workforce instead of giving up

Double Vaxxed, Boosted Retard
1 month ago

He’s the best gov, no question. Fuck all the stupid liberals in here

Anonymous
1 month ago

Love when the Religious Right tries to pretend like they are superior, only to have their comments, attitudes, and actions devolve into the best of the teachings of Jesus. This is the best example of that — blind adoration for an awful political while alienating all others around you.

Reagan would be so proud!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

WTF are you talking about? I support DeSantis but hate Jesus. Believe it or not DeSantis has support from those who are left leaning too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Jesus loves you brother. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wut?

Anonymous
1 month ago

This used to be a great forum before the trolls moved in and ruined every discussion. Fortunately they will ultimately fade from the forum.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe they will. Curious though that anyone on the right don’t think of Biden and give him any credit for the performance pickup that this country’s economy has seen and the many employment positions that are open and need people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

President Biden imposed regulations on the oil and gas industry which in my opinion amplified inflation for the benefit of our environment. I am not sure what he did to expand the economy other than capitulating in the awkward trade issues. His attempt to raise taxes on corporations could be the death blow on this economy

Anonymous
1 month ago

“I am not sure what he (Biden) did to expand the economy”

Nah.. that’s because you only cheer for republican presidents. You’re just like all these rightwing buffoons who come on this site and spew words and have no facts.

Anonymous
20 days ago

How is Pharma looking?I had to leave because of lack of opportunity and very low salary.Maybe picking up too and I can come back?