Florida Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.2%

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent which is slightly less than the U.S. unemployment rate of 3.5%.

“I can’t say it enough, Florida’s business-friendly environment continues to attract investment and growth,” said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

“Prioritizing investments in innovation and talent development while keeping taxes low will continue to advance and diversify Florida’s economy.”

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in September 2019, down 0.1 percentage point from the August 2019 rate, and down 0.1 percentage point from a year ago.

Florida’s average wage was $50,090 in 2018 which is the most recently available figure.

Private-sector industries gaining the most jobs over-the-year in Florida were:

Education and health services with 59,600 new jobs;
Professional and business services with 49,200 new jobs;
Leisure and hospitality with 30,300 new jobs;
Trade, transportation, and utilities with 20,400 new jobs;
Financial activities with 19,100 new jobs; and
Construction with 16,200 new jobs