Archive for August, 2017

Tampa private sector jobs added

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Many Tampa private sector jobs were added last year.

The Tampa area added 44,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas.

Tampa’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 17,800 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, the lowest rate since June 2007.

Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created 1,397,400 new private-sector jobs.

Governor Scott said, “Tampa continues to have strong economic growth, with nearly 45,000 jobs created over the year and the state’s highest number of job openings. Thanks to our focus on cutting taxes and making Florida more competitive and business-friendly, Tampa Bay job creators are helping connect families with the opportunities they need to be successful.”

Tampa led the state in job growth over the year in the following industries: professional and business services with 16,200 new jobs; construction with 8,200 new jobs; other services with 3,800 new jobs; and information with 600 new jobs.

The Tampa area remained first among the state metro areas in job demand in June with 46,860 openings. The Tampa area also continues to rank first in the state in demand for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 14,988 openings in June.

For 63 consecutive months, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.1 percent is exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.7 percent. In June, 22,977 Floridians were placed in jobs by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the state’s other 23 local workforce boards.

Healthcare jobs in Tampa grow

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The number of healthcare jobs in Tampa have grown, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in June 2017, down 0.2 percentage point from 4.3 percent in May 2017, and down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago.  There were 419,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,138,000.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in June.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,602,700 in June 2017, an increase of 19,400 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month.

The state gained 238,600 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.9 percent.  Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.6 percent over the year.  Florida’s over‐the‐year job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since May 2012.

Other industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+40,300 jobs, +3.3 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+35,600 jobs, +2.1 percent); leisure and hospitality (+33,500 jobs, +2.9 percent); construction (+32,400 jobs, +6.9 percent); other services (+17,400 jobs, +5.0 percent); manufacturing (+10,900 jobs, +3.1 percent); financial activities (+10,800 jobs, +2.0 percent); and government (+10,800 jobs, +1.0 percent).

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,602,700 in June 2017, up 238,600 jobs compared to a year ago.  June 2017 was the 83rd consecutive month with positive over‐the‐year job growth.  The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+47,800 jobs, +3.7 percent).

Education jobs in Tampa

Friday, August 4th, 2017

A number of education jobs in Tampa may have been added, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in June 2017, down 0.2 percentage point from 4.3 percent in May 2017, and down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago.  There were 419,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,138,000.

The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in June.

Florida’s employment was 8,602,700 in June 2017, an increase of 19,400 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month.  The state gained 238,600 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.9 percent.

Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.6 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 8,602,700 in June 2017, up 238,600 jobs compared to a year ago.  June 2017 was the 83rd consecutive month with positive over‐the‐year job growth.  The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+47,800 jobs, +3.7 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+40,300 jobs, +3.3 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+35,600 jobs, +2.1 percent); leisure and hospitality (+33,500 jobs, +2.9 percent); construction (+32,400 jobs, +6.9 percent); other services (+17,400 jobs, +5.0 percent); manufacturing (+10,900 jobs, +3.1 percent); financial activities (+10,800 jobs, +2.0 percent); and government (+10,800 jobs, +1.0 percent).