Florida’s December 2018 Unemployment Rate

By: CareerSource Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that Florida’s unemployment rate remained at a low 3.3 percent in December. Over the past year, 241,000 private sector jobs were created in Florida with 21,900 private sector jobs created in December alone.

Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.2 percent continues to outpace the nation’s rate of 2.0 percent.

More good news:

  • Florida employers posted 277,425 online openings in December.
  • Private sector industries gaining the most jobs over the year were Education and Health Services; Leisure and Hospitality; Professional and Business Services; Construction; Trade, Transportation and Utilities; and Financial Activities.