Tag: job growth

Janelle Irwin TaylorDecember 12, 2018

The Tampa Bay Partnership’s 2019 Regional Competitiveness Report shows the Tampa Bay region has room for improvement in several areas — some surprising, others not so much. The report shows the region lagging behind others in job growth, wages, household income, transportation and transit and talent access. Companies, community organizations and government agencies can use […]

Drew WilsonNovember 28, 2018

National trade group Associated Builders and Contractors put out its annual ranking of state’s construction environments Wednesday and Florida topped the list. The 2018 Merit Shop Scorecard measures the climate for “merit shops,” which are organizations that do not have labor unions, in each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. The scorecard takes into […]


Florida moved from worst to first in a new federal survey of job creation released Wednesday. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Florida had a net gain of 214,372 private-sector jobs in the last three months of 2017. It was the largest net gain of jobs by any state, according to the federal […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 16, 2016

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced some good news for Jacksonville: year over year, the Northeast Florida metropolis is up 24,300 jobs, with unemployment at 4.7 percent. Gov. Scott said, “Our work to create opportunities for every Florida family is working, especially in Jacksonville where businesses added more than 24,000 new jobs in the past year.” […]


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