Transportation jobs in Tampa climb

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

The latest labor statistics show that transportation jobs in Tampa are climbing.

Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,676,400 in November 2017, an increase of 13,100 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month.

The state gained 195,000 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.3 percent.

The number of jobs in Florida was 8,676,400 in November 2017, up 195,000 jobs compared to a year ago.   November 2017 was the 88th consecutive month with positive over‐the‐year job growth.

The industry gaining the most jobs was construction (+41,800 jobs, +8.7 percent).

Other industries gaining jobs over the year included professional and business services (+41,000 jobs, +3.1 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (+33,500 jobs, +1.9 percent); financial activities (+15,500 jobs, +2.8 percent); education and health services (+15,200 jobs, +1.2 percent); manufacturing (+14,100 jobs, +3.9 percent); other services (+13,500 jobs, +3.8 percent); government (+12,200 jobs, +1.1 percent); leisure and hospitality (+5,200 jobs, +0.4 percent); and information (+3,000 jobs, +2.2 percent).

In November 2017, 22 out of 24 metro areas in Florida had over‐the‐year job gains.  The areas with the largest gains were Orlando‐Kissimmee‐Sanford (+38,800 jobs, +3.1 percent); Tampa‐St. Petersburg‐Clearwater(+30,600 jobs, +2.3 percent); and Miami‐Miami Beach‐Kendall (+27,100 jobs, +2.3 percent).