Private-sector industries gaining the most jobs over the year were:
- Education and health services with 54,700 new jobs
- Professional and business services with 40,500 new jobs
- Leisure and hospitality with 31,200 new jobs
- Construction with 25,800 new jobs
- Trade, transportation and utilities with 18,800 new jobs
- Financial activities with 17,400 new jobs
According to Florida officials, low taxes and reasonable regulations continue to drive businesses in all industries to expand in Florida, which fuels a strong private-sector job growth rate.
“Governor DeSantis continues to prioritize supporting businesses that are giving Floridians the opportunity to work,” said Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Ken Lawson. “We are traveling around the state and meeting with communities to learn more about how we can help businesses continue to make smart strategic investments in diverse industries and generate sustainable economic growth.”
Other positive economic indicators include:
- Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 2.7 percent continues to outpace the national job growth rate of 1.7 percent.
- Florida’s private-sector businesses created more than 208,000 jobs over the year and 11,500 in June 2019.
- A low unemployment rate of 3.4 percent.
- The labor force grew with 124,000 people entering the labor force over the year at an annual growth rate of 1.2 percent.
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West Palm Beach
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