Florida's 2016 Mid-Year Job Growth

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Florida continues to be among the leading states in terms of job creation as we head into the second half of 2016. Over the past year, Florida’s total non-farm employment has grown 3.03 percent, the state has added approximately 244,500 non-farm jobs, and Florida’s overall employment is among the highest in the state’s history. Florida’s unemployment rate has also steadily declined over the past year, dropping from 5.3 percent in June 2015 to 4.7 percent in June 2016.

Job gains were fairly strong month-to-month over the past year, averaging almost 19,000 jobs. Florida added 113,000 non-farm jobs through the first six months of 2016, led by a two-month stretch from April 2016 through May 2016 when the state’s Non-Farm Employment grew by 61,900.


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Kyle Baltuch, M.S., Economist. Kyle earned a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Florida State University and was the Neil S. Crispo Fellow at Florida TaxWatch prior to coming on as an Economist.

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