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Florida TaxWatch Briefing: Florida’s Top Public Employers by County

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released its latest briefing, Florida’s Top Public Employers by County, analyzing the prevalence of public employment in Florida by county. According to TaxWatch’s research, a single government entity is the largest employer in the county in 61 of Florida’s 67 counties and at least one government entity is in the top five largest employers in every county in Florida. Public entities fall under four levels: federal, state, county and municipal governments.

On average, four out of the ten largest employers in any county are a government entity, a slight increase from the 2012 Florida TaxWatch Briefing on this topic. 

You can read the full 2020 briefing HERE.

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As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit government watchdog and taxpayer research institute for more than forty years and the trusted eyes and ears of Florida taxpayers, Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Its research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies and practices on citizens and businesses. Florida TaxWatch is supported by its membership via voluntary, tax-deductible donations and private grants, and does not accept government funding. Donations provide a solid, lasting foundation that has enabled Florida TaxWatch to bring about a more effective, responsive government that is more accountable to, and productive for, the citizens it serves since 1979. For more information, please visit



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