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.

 

Posted on March 29, 2018, in JAX Daily Record, Jobs/JAX Economy and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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