August 25, 2011

The loss of government jobs due to reduced budgets significantly impacted the Florida economy in July, highlighting a decline in total jobs in Florida of 22,100 from June to July.

Job losses in government made up half of the monthly decrease, with local governments leading the way.

The job backtracking in July dropped job growth since January to 64,300 – down from the 85,400 pointed to last month as significant progress against unemployment.  Jobs in leisure and hospitality – among the lowest-paid business sectors – account for a third of job growth since in 2011.

The 64,300 gain in jobs so far in 2011 is offset by a decline since January of 58,000 Floridians actively participating in the workforce.  These workers may have given up looking for work, at least temporarily, due to bleak job prospects.  By way of contrast, Floridians in the labor force increased by about 49,000 in 2010.

Elimination of more state and local government jobs in the months ahead will provide an additional drag on the overall number of jobs in the state.

The table below shows the number of jobs by business sector in March 2007, the peak before the recession, compared to jobs in January, June, and July numbers.  Total jobs gained or lost in 2011 are shown in the right column.

(Data from Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics, Current Employment Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonagricultural employment, seasonally adjusted.  Sums may not add up to totals because some small industries are excluded.)  http://www.labormarketinfo.com/Library/CES.htm

 

Jobs in Florida

 

Job Sector

July 2011p

June 2011

January 2011

March 2007

2011 Gain/Loss

Total

7,225,800

7,247,900

7,161,500

8,142,900

64,300

Construction

330,700

336,500

332,500

650,800

- 1,800

Manufacturing

308,500

308,500

301,700

406,800

   6,800

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

1,466,100

1,464,200

1,459,500

1,629,200

  6,600

Information

129,700

130,900

132,300

161,800

- 2,600

Financial Activities

467,800

469,200

465,900

552,300

  1,900

Professional, Business Services

1,043,900

1,045,400

1,024,200

1,226,600

19,700

Priivate Education Services

152,500

148,700

151,400

136,200

  1,100

Health Services

950,900

951,000

934,500

885,900

16,400

Leisure/Hospitality

957,500

962,300

936,100

1,100,100

21,400

Other Services

311,400

313,200

309,100

351,900

  2,300

Total Government

1,101,300

1,112,500

1,108,800

1,140,600

- 7,500

Federal

132,200

132,200

132,600

127,000

  - 400

State

215,800

217,300

220,000

219,800

- 4,200

Local

753,300

763,000

756,200

793,800

- 2,900

 

 

Comments
Sai
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November 9, 2015 at 07:40
There are many vacancies for govt jobs in Andaman like UT's. Only thing is to get prepared for going there to perform duties sincerely.
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