Finance jobs in Tampa

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Finance jobs in Tampa are growing, according to recent labor statistics.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in July 2018, down 0.1 percentage point from the June 2018 rate, and down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. There were 383,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,246,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in July.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,800,700 in July 2018, up 210,600 jobs compared to a year ago. The industry gaining the most jobs was leisure and hospitality (+50,400, +4.2 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs over the year included construction (+38,200 jobs, +7.5 percent); education and health services (+33,700 jobs, +2.6 percent); professional and business services (+28,500 jobs, +2.1 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+21,700 jobs, +1.2 percent); financial activities (+16,300 jobs, +2.9 percent); manufacturing (+15,000 jobs, +4.1 percent); and other services (+8,700 jobs, +2.5 percent).

In July 2018, Okaloosa and St. Johns counties had the state’s lowest unemployment rate (3.0 percent each); followed by Walton County (3.1 percent); and Monroe County (3.2 percent).

Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate (8.7 percent) in Florida in July 2018, followed by Hardee County (6.8 percent); and Highlands County (5.8 percent).