Florida's 2015 Mid-Year Job Growth
Florida has been one of the nation’s leading states for job creation over the past several years, successfully bringing its economy back from the depths of the Great Recession. At this time last year, Florida had created more net new (non-farm) jobs than any state in the union, and the state has continued to follow this sunny path.
In the past 12 months, the Sunshine State has experienced a 3.4 percent increase in non-farm employment with positive gains month-to-month, and has seen a steady drop in its unemployment rate. In addition, Florida is expected to be among the leading job creators in the nation over the next few years, as it is home to six of the top ten metro areas with the highest forecasted employment growth.