Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 22,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Miami area’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in October, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago.

The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Miami area was education and health services with 9,900 new jobs.

Miami continued to rank third among the state’s metro areas in job demand with 37,020 openings in October, and once again offered the third-highest number of high-skill, high-wage STEM jobs with 9,934 online ads.

Statewide, Florida businesses created 22,800 new private-sector jobs in October 2019. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 2.8 percent continues to exceed the nation’s rate of 1.5 percent. Florida’s unemployment rate of 3.2 percent represents a drop of 0.1 percentage point over the year. This is while 179,000 people entered Florida’s labor force, a growth of 1.7 percent in the past year.

To view the October 2019 employment data, visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.



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