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Statewide Job Comparison Highlights Local Challenges for 2016

Posted on January 3, 2016

Statewide Job Comparison Highlights Local Challenges for 2016

A 12-month comparison of job growth for the 25 Florida MSA’s (Metropolitan Statistical Area) shows that the Tallahassee MSA ranks 23rd in job growth.

In December 2014, the Tallahassee MSA employed 177,100 people. After 12 months the number decreased by 200 to 176, 900.

The Lakeland-Winter Haven MSA led the state with the addition of 7,600 jobs over last 12 months for a 3.69% growth rate.

Over the last 12-months, the state of Florida has added 202,000 jobs for a growth rate of 2.51%.

The Pensacola MSA lead the northwest area of Florida with a job growth rate of 1.55%.

The table below was created with information provided by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Job numbers are in 1,000’s.

AreaDec-14Nov-15JOBS%CHNG
Lakeland-Winter Haven MSA

206.1

213.7

7.6

3.69%

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA

1,145.2

1,179.3

34.1

2.98%

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA

1,233.0

1,267.9

34.9

2.83%

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA

184.9

190.1

5.2

2.81%

Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA

239.4

245.5

6.1

2.55%

Florida

8,049.4

8,251.4

202.0

2.51%

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach MD

802.2

821.8

19.6

2.44%

Port St. Lucie MSA

136.0

139.0

3.0

2.21%

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville MSA

201.0

205.3

4.3

2.14%

Gainesville MSA

135.5

138.3

2.8

2.07%

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach MD

578.5

589.7

11.2

1.94%

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach MSA

2,500.3

2,545.9

45.6

1.82%

Jacksonville MSA

639.5

650.2

10.7

1.67%

Punta Gorda MSA

44.9

45.6

0.7

1.56%

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA

167.5

170.1

2.6

1.55%

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall MD1,119.6

1,134.4

14.8

1.32%

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin MSA

104.1

105.4

1.3

1.25%

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island MSA

137.2

138.8

1.6

1.17%

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton MSA

279.0

282.2

3.2

1.15%

The Villages MSA

26.2

26.5

0.3

1.15%

Ocala MSA

99.0

100.0

1.0

1.01%

Homosassa Springs MSA

32.6

32.8

0.2

0.61%

Panama City MSA

78.7

78.7

0.0

0.00%

Tallahassee MSA

177.1

176.9

-0.2

-0.11%

Sebastian-Vero Beach MSA

48.7

48.6

-0.1

-0.21%

Sebring MSA

26.1

25.9

-0.2

-0.77%

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