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Miami Area Job Count Up 107,000 Compared To Year Ago

September 2018 was the strongest month for job growth in the Miami area since at least 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach added 107,700 jobs compared to the same time in 2017, bringing total nonfarm employment to 2,672,300 – a 4.2 percent increase over the prior year (the numbers were skewed by Hurricane Irma the year before).

The growth rate is 2.5 times the national rate of 1.7 percent, and the second highest among the top U.S. metro areas. Only Houston had a higher percentage increase.

Miami has had gains in employment every single month for over eight years, since August 2010. The only exception was September 2017, when Hurricane Irma impacted the city.

During September, the biggest growth sectors for jobs were construction (up 18.3 percent), Leisure and hospitality (up 6.5 percent), Professional and business services (up 4.4 percent) and Trade, transportation, and utilities (up 2.9 percent). Government was the only sector that lost jobs (down 0.9 percent).

 

 

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Anonymous

Amazing! I am very glad that we have new office buildings in the dev. pipeline! The city is growing!

Anonymous

Would be nice for a breakdown on the sector the jobs are in.

Anonymous

Here’s one – Welcome to Burger King.. may I take your order?

Anonymous

Yes.. fast food workers needed as well.

Anonymous

“Yes.. fast food workers needed as well.”

Tell that to the people who come on this site and complain about low wage jobs.

Anonymous

That’s pretty obvious.. but some people on this site want to live in a Brickell penthouse, waiting table or bartending.

Anonymous

Salaries?

Anonymous

Low.

Anonymous

Low salary better than not jobs at all …. but let me guess… you one unskilled first entrance workers to start at the same salary of a nurse, a paralegal or a teacher ….. or better .. you prefer them not to have a job in burger king and live out of government assistance… and keep voting for democrats!!!!!

Anonymous

Say what?.. couldn’t understand anything in that garbled crap you wrote. Hey Donald Trump, did you write that?

Anonymous

minimum hourly wage

Anonymous

A good job is 11.50 an hour

Anonymous

30 hrs max a week.

Anonymous

The highest percentage of jobs added were in the construction sector. Construction is certainly not 30 hour weeks and they pay better than minimum wage. Additionally if you consider that this is tracking employees and many jobs in construction are piece workers and not staff, it would seem that most of these posted in this sector are management level, which pay well.

Anonymous

1-I work in construction, Many People you see working on weekends get an extra day off or work fewer hours during the week.
2-Most experienced people who work in construction management are removed from the projects when close to completion, letting the assistant managers finish them for way less money.

Anonymous

When Obama tied mandatory insurance to hours worked instead of merit, employers took the option. Did not help working people at all.

Anonymous

How the fuck you know it was minimum wage

Anonymous

The average starting salary for a 2017 college grad is just under $50,000 ($49,785, to be exact)

Anonymous

That’ll get you a nice place in Jacksonville.

Anonymous

This is jobs added year over year, not in one month

Anonymous

And the Obama recovery continues nationwide…that is the difference when a recovery has good foundation and not built on lies and sand. It doesn’t change immediately along with changes in the White House. And to think it takes a lot more effort and skill to build something than to tear it down or outlaw it with a stroke of a pen. Makes it even more impressive.

Anonymous

Thank you Rick Scott and President Trump!

Anonymous

Rick Scott and President Trump?

Um, the article states “Miami has had gains in employment every single month for over eight years, since August 2010.”

So what you should be saying is, “Thank you President Obama.”

Anonymous

Thank you President Obama for starting this trend! Hopefully Trump won’t mess it up, as the job surge is already decreasing

Anonymous

Inflation is slowly rising. If you notice, gas prices are getting closer to 3.00, and has not decreased below 2.50 since the golden genius businessman
came to power.

Anonymous

I paid $2.53 for premium last week, compared to Obozo’s “necessarily skyrocketing” gas prices while he was bowing to Saudi Arabia. I don’t know where you’re buying gas.

Oh, but thanks DeSantis, Gillum, and Amendment 9 for supporting offshore drilling bans. I’m sure local corrupt career politicians are going to support transit now!

Anonymous

THANK YOU OBAMA! Let’s hope Trump won’t screw it up (probably he will)…

Anonymous

Your diet must consist of way too much “Stupid McNuggets.” I was paying over $4.00 a gal for gas before Obama became president.

Anonymous

The only people to blame if the economy tanks are House Democrats, just like 2006. After sweeping away the last moderate Republicans in mainly blue states while ironically complaining Trump polarized the country, they have no more room to expand and will get creamed in 2020 as Trump scores a second term and rightfully calls them out for it.

Anonymous

Trump 2020
20 Years for Tax evasion
20 Years for Treason

Anonymous

How’s the hunt for those tax returns and Russian collusion evidence, huh? Will they find it in the Ark of the Covenant?

Anonymous

Why don’t you ask Trump why did he fire Sessions? Sessions wasn’t bending over enough for Trump and backed away from the Mueller investigation. Trump kicks all of his lackeys that won’t kiss his ring to the curb.

Anonymous

Be patient, Rome wasn’t built in a day…stop acting like you’re 12.

Anonymous

What treason? Wake up fool !

Anonymous

That is because of labor shortages. Obama never had a quarter over 3%.

Anonymous

Hell no.. do you know how many people were finally going back to work because of Obama and his stimulus package?

Anonymous

Absolutely nothing. LOL the only thing we saw with Obama bucks was that FIU bridge with a TIGER grant.

Anonymous

Trump cleared out all the strangling liberal green crap scams that was strangling economic growth

Anonymous

Enjoy swimming in the algae bloom!

Anonymous

Big Sugar owns every politician, Republican or Democrat. Try harder.

Anonymous

“Trump cleared out all the strangling liberal green crap scams that was strangling economic growth”

Ohhh.. so that was Trump’s “Stimulus Plan?”

Anonymous

Yeah, and it did more than Obama’s ever could, and we believed the economy couldn’t go any lower at the time.

Anonymous

Rick Scott has been governor since 2011, for most of that duration.
Obama didn’t do shit. The market corrected itself, albeit contracted. Trump dismantled his “new normal” mediocrity, and the economy is booming like never before. Even all the economists that libertarians and the left (when convenient) like to side with over Chinese “free” trade and illegal immigration agree that Trump deserves the credit.

Anonymous

FAKE NEWS

Anonymous

Georgia is the only State in the US where they Scott is loved. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article130883349.html.

Anonymous

Oh boy, we missed out on filming Moonlight! Too bad so sad! How will we ever recover?

Anonymous

A $1.5 M budget independent movie you moron!!!!
I’m Sorry Trump will remove your Gold Trumper Star if the Trump’s Police find out you secretly watched it.

Anonymous

The article states – “During September, the biggest growth sectors for jobs were construction (up 18.3 percent)”

Most projects we see in Miami announced, under construction, or just finishing up were introduced when Obama was president.. like Miami World Center and Brickell FlatIron for example.

Man, Trump surely knew that a lot of ignoramuses would fall for his Con job and boy was he right.

Anonymous

Miami World Center and Brickell Flatiron were conceived during Bush in 2006. The Obama era gave us crap like MyBrickell and Centro. Under Trump, we’re getting Okan Tower, Una, and more to come!

Anonymous

Unless the progressive Gullin wins. progressives = socialists

Anonymous

Trump = ASSHOLE

Anonymous

SHUT UP YOU MORAN!

Anonymous

“MORAN?”

Anonymous

“MORAN” is an old meme, you moron.

Anonymous

Miami World Center and Brickell FlatIron didn’t start construction until late 2015 to early 2016. Bush was out of office at the end of 2007.

Anonymous

“Miami World Center and Brickell FlatIron didn’t start construction until late 2015 to early 2016. Bush was out of office at the end of 2007.”

Um, the comment said “Most projects we see in Miami ANNOUNCED…” Also, Bush was out of office at beginning of 2009. Obama was just starting his campaign in “fifty-seven states” in 2007.

Anonymous

You forgot to cite FAUX ops, I mean,FOX “news” in your first comment! #smh

Anonymous

You mean Fox News with higher viewership than CNN and MSNBC combined that’s been a pebble in every libtard’s shoe for the past twenty years?

Google it. Even the Clown News Network and The Washington Compost have articles of economists saying Trump deserves credit for the economy.

Anonymous

Yeah, because Faux News cater’s to racist whites.

Anonymous

“Yeah, because Faux News cater’s to racist whites.”

So if we’re all a bunch of racist whites, go claim asylum in Mexico, or better yet, Venezuela.

Anonymous

Nahhh, I’ll stay right here in this country and piss you off by calling you what you are, “racist.”

Anonymous

It’s that what FOX (FAKE NEWS) told you MORON!

Anonymous

Yeah, thanks for the sugar high TRUMP! Cutting more than a trillion dollars in taxes for corporations (that are buying back their own stocks with that extra money to favor their stock holders, NOT middle class workers) and the richest one percent of the population that doesn’t need it. At the same time, the U.S just borrowed 1.2 trillion to pay it’s bills and the deficit is approaching 1 trillion dollars. The good news is that the economy will start faltering by 2020 and this ASSHOLE we have for a president will be voted out of office.

Anonymous

I bet you would have no problem increasing the deficit further with gibsmedats that certainly won’t be abused… /sarcasm

2011 called, they want their talking points back. It’s amazing you want to see the economy fail out of spite because ORANGE MAN BAD.

Anonymous

YES, I”M PRAYING FOR THE ECONOMY TO FAIL, IF THATS WHAT IT TAKES FOR TRUMP BABY TO LOOSE IN 2020!

Anonymous

The economy probably will tank by 2020 making Trump reelection difficult.

Anonymous

No…thank you Obama!

Anonymous

This is the type of person who could not read a graph to save his life or feed his children. But he did use what’s left of his brain to help find his way to the front of a Trump rally so there you go…the 45% of FL that is hopefully dying off and becoming extinct by the day. Hurry.

Anonymous

What 45% is going to pay for the free college and medicare you wanted from Gillum if we go extinct?

Anonymous

It’s all in cycle. What comes up must come down!

Anonymous

It’s happy hour, go get some drinks and wash off the negativity 🙂

Anonymous

Good news. Keep the socialists out of office and jobs’ growth will continue

Anonymous

The good news is that Trump got beating by the BLUE WAVE. Trump got elected by the slimmest of margins by voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. All those states went BLUE in the midterms.

Anonymous

The MAGA red tide is O.4% points ahead in Trump’s second home State.

Anonymous

LOL, more like blue puddle. The Democrat gains were status quo and quite minuscule compared to what Presidents usually lose. The last time I checked, most Democrats lost miserably who George Soros funneled billions against candidates Trump campaigned for.

Anonymous

NO, DEMOCRATS MADE THE LARGEST GAINS IN THE HOUSE SINCE THE 1974 MIDTERMS!

Anonymous

Republicans had record high retirements in the house this year. Obama and Clinton both lost significantly more seats in the house during their first term (over 60 and over 50) than Trump did. Did CNN or MSNBC report this? Probably not…

Anonymous

Blue drop!!! ????

Anonymous

Welcome to Republicans paradise!!! Where you can hire two South Floridians for the price of 1/2 New Yorker.

Anonymous

Yeah let’s keep the Russian Communist slash Nazi instead. Open you eyes people. Don’t you see the state of chaos we are in? Let’s get this clown out of office and restore some dignity to this great country!

Anonymous

Like Obama’s and Michello’s dignity, apologizing for America being great, no thanks

Anonymous

I’d rather see my president do that than kiss Putin’s ass and tell the world “I love Kim Jong-un.”

Anonymous

Where were you from 2009 to 2016? Obama was kissing China’s ass, executed lousy Russia, Iran, and Cuba “resets,” and screwed up the Middle East with Hillary more than both Bushes could combined.

Anonymous

Um yeah, tell that to Republican politicians in Washington DC and members of Trump’s own puppet TV news channel “Faux News” and maybe they might get some consolation out of it after they said how embarrassed they were at how much of Putin’s ass Trump was kissing.

Anonymous

Yeah, Trump is really kissing Putin’s ass keeping international sanctions on them, reinstating sanctions on their allies like Iran, and bombing Syria twice for his son-in-law’s beloved Israel.

Anonymous

Isis was born under Obama and grew, grew, GREW under his and Hillary’s watch.

Anonymous

Isis wouldn’t never have existed if it wasn’t for GW Bush and his boys fucking up Iraq.

Anonymous

ISIS has its roots in the 90s under al-Qaeda while planning 9/11. Oh, and BTW Trump predicted 9/11 after the 1993 WTC bombing. If Clinton listened, and killed Bin Laden while he had the chance, it never would’ve happened. Instead, he was too busy bombing Serbia and shoving cigar tubes up some intern’s Wookie.

Anonymous

Ha!.. you’re funny. GW Bush received an intelligence report telling him that terrorist are planning to use our own passenger planes to attack the USA and Bush didn’t even bother reading it, he just threw the report to the side and dismissed the courier.

Stop trying to blame a Democratic president for GW Bush’s snafu. Even if Clinton was “too busy bombing Serbia and shoving cigar tubes up some intern’s Wookie,” the World Trade Center in NYC didn’t have to worry about falling.

Anonymous

“Yeah let’s keep the Russian Communist slash Nazi instead. Open you eyes people.”

Grade A troll.

Anonymous

Obama holding press conference in Miami soon to take credit for it with the fools applauding —- yeahhhh!!!!

Anonymous

LOL, at a high school cafeteria not even at two-thirds capacity, and with his trusty teleprompter!

Anonymous

Obama has a teleprompter while Trump has a twitter account.. and boy is that funny comedic stuff he writes and tweets!

Anonymous

True, funnier than any comedian trying to talk shit about him as he proves a point about bypassing the fake news media. Funny, I remember when comedians could be funny roasting him in 2011. TDS is one hell of a disease.

Anonymous

Heck, I would call these news media “fake” too if I knew no matter how stupid and dumb I appear every time I opened my mouth or wrote some silly ass tweet, there’s one BS TV so-called news channel I can always count on – Faux News!