Snapshot of JAX Employment – Up 16,300 Jobs in Last 12 Months!
Below is a simple graph of the percent changes in employment in JAX and the U.S. – and JAX is out consistently out-performing the nation. And the results in the table suggest a strong (and sustainable) 2.6% job growth over the past 12 months, now at 650,200 jobs in the region, 102.2% of the prior peak of 2006. The biggest gainers over the past year – Leisure and Hospitality (+6.2%), Education and Health Services (+5.2%) and +3.2% for Trade, Transportation and Utilities. The only loser – Information Services, down 3.3%, but also the smallest employer in the region at less than 9k total jobs. Overall, the JAX economy created some 16,300 jobs in the past year, up 2.6%. Courtesy of US Bureau of Labor Statistics.