Archive for April, 2018

Education jobs in Tampa climb

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

The newest labor statistics posit that education jobs in Tampa are climbing.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in February 2018, unchanged from the January 2018 rate, but down 0.6 percentage point from a year ago.  There were 398,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,176,000.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in February.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,699,400 in February 2018, an increase of 26,700 jobs (+0.3 percent) over the month.

The state gained 167,800 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.0 percent.  Nationally, the number of jobs rose 1.6 percent over the year.  Prior to September 2017, Florida’s over‐ the‐year job growth rate had exceeded or equaled the nation’s rate since May 2012.

Other industries gaining jobs over the year included construction (+31,700 jobs, +6.3 percent); leisure and hospitality (+25,600 jobs, +2.1 percent); education and health services (+18,500 jobs, +1.5 percent); financial activities (+15,300 jobs, +2.7 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+14,900 jobs, +0.9 percent); manufacturing (+7,800 jobs, +2.2 percent); government (+6,200 jobs, +0.6 percent); and other services (+2,500 jobs, +0.7 percent).

Citrus and Sumter counties had the highest unemployment rate (5.5 percent each) in Florida in February 2018, followed by Hendry County (5.2 percent); and Highlands and Putnam counties (5.1 percent each).

In February 2018, 20 out of 24 metro areas in Florida had over‐the‐year job gains.  The areas with the largest gains were Orlando‐Kissimmee‐Sanford (+43,800 jobs, +3.5 percent), Tampa‐St. Petersburg‐Clearwater (+30,600 jobs, +2.3 percent), and Jacksonville (+18,600 jobs, +2.7 percent).

Company creates construction jobs in Tampa

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A number of new construction jobs in Tampa have been created.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in February 2018, unchanged from the January 2018 rate, but down 0.6 percentage point from a year ago.  There were 398,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,176,000.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in February.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,699,400 in February 2018, up 167,800 jobs compared to a year ago.  The industry gaining the most jobs was professional and business services (+46,900 jobs, +3.6 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs over the year included construction (+31,700 jobs, +6.3 percent); leisure and hospitality (+25,600 jobs, +2.1 percent); education and health services (+18,500 jobs, +1.5 percent); financial activities (+15,300 jobs, +2.7 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+14,900 jobs, +0.9 percent); manufacturing (+7,800 jobs, +2.2 percent); government (+6,200 jobs, +0.6 percent); and other services (+2,500 jobs, +0.7 percent).

February 2018, St. Johns County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate (3.0 percent); followed by Okaloosa County (3.2 percent); and Monroe, Orange, Seminole, Union, and Wakulla counties(3.3 percent each).

Citrus and Sumter counties had the highest unemployment rate (5.5 percent each) in Florida in February 2018, followed by Hendry County (5.2 percent); and Highlands and Putnam counties (5.1 percent each).

Have Tampa jobs grown?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Tampa jobs may be growing steadily, according to recent labor statistics.

The last recession in the U.S. – more than 10 years ago – lasted only two years, but its impact on the U.S. workforce is still being felt. While the country as a whole boasts 6,692,837 more jobs in 2017 than in 2007, some states still haven’t fully recovered, and many of the occupations that are growing require workers to get additional training and/or education to fill them.

The following are seven states that had fewer jobs in 2017 than they did in 2007:

  • Alabama: 62,637 fewer jobs – 3 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • West Virginia: 33,428 fewer jobs – 4 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • Mississippi: 26,666 fewer jobs – 2 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • New Mexico: 23,422 fewer jobs – 2 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • Connecticut: 19,781 fewer jobs – 1 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • Wyoming: 13,257 fewer jobs – 4 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • Illinois: 11,682 fewer jobs – 0.2 percent – in 2017 than in 2007

States That Have Grown the Most Since 2007
Of the 40 states that had more jobs in 2017 than they did in 2007, 14 have outpaced the overall national job growth rate. The seven states with the largest net increase in jobs since 2007 are:

  • Texas: 1,699,505 more jobs – 15 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • California: 1,239,911 more jobs – 7 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • New York: 597,961 more jobs – 6 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • Florida: 455,134 more jobs – 5 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • Washington: 300,885 more jobs – 9 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • Colorado: 293,160 more jobs – 11 percent – in 2017 than in 2007
  • Massachusetts: 288,446 more jobs – 8 percent – in 2017 than in 2007

Occupations That Have Grown the Most Since 2007 Nationally
The recession had wide ranging effects, and no corner of the workforce was completely unaffected. Still, while the country overall has 4 percent more jobs than it did in 2007, some occupations have fared considerably better.