Archive for September, 2016

Healthcare jobs in Tampa trend upward

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

New labor statistics posit that healthcare jobs in Tampa are growing.

Health care employment continued to trend up in August (+14,000), but at a slower pace than the average monthly gain over the prior 12 months (+39,000).

In August, hospitals added 11,000 jobs, and employment in ambulatory health care services trended up (+13,000). A job loss in nursing and residential care facilities (-9,000) offset a gain in July. Employment in mining continued to trend down in August (-4,000).

Since reaching a peak in September 2014, employment in mining has declined by 223,000, with losses concentrated in support activities for mining.

Employment in several other industries–including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, temporary help services, and government–changed little over the month.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 34.3 hours in August. In manufacturing, the workweek declined by 0.2 hour to 40.6 hours, while overtime was unchanged at 3.3 hours.

The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 33.6 hours.

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up over the month (+34,000). Over the year, the industry has added 312,000 jobs.

Social assistance added 22,000 jobs over the month, with most of the growth in individual and family services (+17,000).

In August, employment in professional and technical services edged up (+20,000), about in line with its average monthly gain over the prior 12 months (+24,000).


Making ends meet with Tampa jobs

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Can some people who have Tampa jobs make ends meet? That’s what a new Careerbuilder survey looks at.

Three-quarters of Americans (75 percent) are living paycheck-to-paycheck to make ends meet, according to a survey from CareerBuilder. Thirty-eight percent of employees said they sometimes live paycheck-to-paycheck, 15 percent said they usually do and 23 percent said they always do.

It’s not just minimum wage workers who are struggling. Nineteen percent of workers at all salary levels were not able to make ends meet every month during the past year, and while the likelihood of living paycheck-to-paycheck naturally decreases for workers with higher salaries, it’s affecting all salary ranges. Nine percent of workers making $100,000 or more feel they usually or always live paycheck-to-paycheck. Twenty-three percent of workers making $50,000-$99,999, and 51 percent of those making less than $50,000 feel they usually or always do to make ends meet.

Further, 68 percent of all workers say they’re in debt, and while 46 percent say it’s manageable, it should be noted that 16 percent of all workers have reduced their 401k contribution and/or personal savings in the last year, more than a third (36 percent) do not participate in a 401k plan, IRA or comparable retirement plan, and 25 percent have not set aside any savings each month in the last year.

While the majority of employees (66 percent) say they feel more fiscally responsible since the recession, many still feel defeated. Of employees in debt, the majority (55 percent) feel they will always be in debt and site having these debts:

    • Credit card: 64 percent
    • Auto loan: 47 percent
    • Mortgage: 45 percent
    • Student loan: 31 percent
    • Loans from friends or family: 10 percent
    • Tax debt: 8 percent
    • Other: 14 percent

Tampa education jobs added

Monday, September 5th, 2016

The number of Tampa educations jobs has grown, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,359,300 in July 2016, an increase of 28,100 jobs (+0.3 percent) over the month. The state gained 250,200 jobs over the year, an increase of 3.1 percent. Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.7 percent over the year. Florida’s over-the-year job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since May 2012.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,359,300 in July 2016, up 250,200 jobs compared to a year ago. July 2016 was the 72nd consecutive month with positive over-the-year job growth.

The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+53,400 jobs, +4.4 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+48,800 jobs, +4.1 percent); leisure and hospitality (+41,100 jobs, +3.6 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+30,700 jobs, +1.8 percent); construction (+26,400 jobs, +6.1 percent); government (+18,200 jobs, +1.7 percent); financial activities (+18,000 jobs, +3.4 percent); manufacturing (+11,600 jobs, +3.4 percent); and other services (+4,400 jobs, +1.3 percent).

The only industry that lost jobs over the year was information (-2,300 jobs, -1.7 percent).