JAX Added 18,600 Jobs In Past 12 Months, a 2.7% Growth Rate
The Florida Department of Economic Opportuniuty said the region grew 2.7% over the past 12 months, outpacing the state at 1.9%. Construction jobs surged ahead with 3,800 new jobs (+9.2%) followed by Financial Activities (+4.1%), Retail (+3.8%) and Leisure and Hospitality (+3.6%). Most importantly, none of the MSA’s five counties lost jobs, and their unemployment rates all dropped. See the article here from Mark Basch at The JAX Daily Record.