Governor Ron DeSantis announced the number of employed Floridians has increased to more than 10 million in July 2019. Over the year, 128,000 people entered the labor force at an annual growth rate of 1.3 percent.
Florida’s unemployment rate in July dropped to 3.3 percent.
More good news:
- Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate is at 2.8 percent.
- Florida employers posted 285,133 online job openings in July.
- Private-sector industries gaining the most jobs over the year are Education and Health Services; Professional and Business Services; Leisure and Hospitality; Trade, Transportation and Utilities; Construction; and Financial Activities.