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Rick Scott
GOVERNOR
 
Jesse Panuccio
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
DEO Communications
EMBARGOED:
 January 24, 2014, 10:00 AM (850) 617-5600
Florida’s December Employment Figures Released www.employflorida.com
TALLAHASSEE
 – Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in December 2013, down 0.2 percentage point over the month, and down 1.7 percentage points from 7.9 percent a year ago. The state’s December rate was the lowest since June 2008 when it was 6.0 percent. There were 584,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,405,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in December. Florida’s unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the U.S. rate and was below the national rate for the ninth consecutive month. Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 7,645,000 in December 2013, an increase of 14,100 jobs (+0.2 percent) over the month. Compared to December a year ago, the number of jobs in the state was up by 192,900, an increase of 2.6 percent. Florida’s annual job growth rate in December 2013 was the fastest since June 2006. Nationally, the number of jobs was up 1.6 percent over the year. Florida’s annual  job growth rate has exceeded or been equal to the nation’s rate since March 2012.
 United States and Florida Unemployment Rates (seasonally adjusted)
 
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Florida United States
 
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics.
 
 
Note
: The unemployment and job growth rates are estimates, which are primarily based on surveys created and mandated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in cooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The unemployment rate is derived from Florida household surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau under contract with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job growth rate is derived from Florida employer surveys conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Both estimates are revised on a monthly basis. In addition, these estimates are benchmarked (revised) annually based on actual counts from Florida's Reemployment Assistance tax records and other data. Procedures mandated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics may result in more variable month-to-month changes. For further information, go to: http://www.bls.gov/sae/cesprocs.htm 
Florida’s Nonagricultural Employment by Industry (Seasonally Adjusted)
 
The number of jobs in Florida was 7,645,000 in December 2013, up 192,900 jobs compared to a year ago. December 2013 was the 41st consecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for over three years. The industry gaining the most jobs was trade, transportation, and utilities (+60,300 jobs, +3.9 percent).
 
Other industries gaining jobs included professional and business services (+37,400 jobs, +3.5 percent); construction (+28,800 jobs, +8.4 percent); leisure and hospitality (+24,500 jobs, +2.4 percent); private education and health services (+16,500 jobs, +1.5 percent); financial activities (+12,400 jobs, +2.5 percent); other services (+5,200 jobs, +1.7 percent); information (+5,000 jobs, +3.8 percent); and manufacturing (+4,400 jobs, +1.4 percent).
 
These industry job gains were partially due to increases in food and beverage stores; employment services; specialty trade contractors; food services and drinking places; ambulatory health care services; real estate; personal and laundry services; publishing industries, except internet; and fabricated metal product manufacturing.
 
Total government (-1,700 jobs, -0.2 percent) was the only major industry losing jobs over the year, with both federal and state government contributing to the loss.
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
In December 2013, Monroe County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate (3.5 percent), followed by Walton County (4.0 percent); Okaloosa County (4.4 percent); and Alachua and St. Johns counties (4.7 percent each). Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment.
 
Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate (10.2 percent) in Florida in December 2013, followed by Flagler County (8.8 percent), Hamilton County (8.4 percent), Madison County (8.2 percent), and Putnam County (8.1 percent). Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate in the state in December, mainly due to long-term job losses in government employment. Hendry was the only county in Florida with double-digit unemployment since September.
Area Nonagricultural Employment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
Twenty of the 22 metro areas in the state had over-the-year job gains in December 2013. The areas with the largest gains were Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (+35,400 jobs, +3.0 percent), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (+32,300  jobs, +3.1 percent), and Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (+22,900 jobs, +2.2 percent).
 
The two metro areas that lost jobs over the year were Palm Coast (-600 jobs, -3.0 percent) and Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach (-600 jobs, -0.9 percent).
The mission of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is to promote economic prosperity for all Floridians and businesses through successful workforce, community, and economic development strategies. Please visit www.floridajobs.org for more information.
The next Florida Employment and Unemployment release will be March 17, 2014, at 10:00 A.M.
 
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LABOR FORCE STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONAL POPULATIONRELEASE DATE: January 24, 2014
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Over-the-MonthOver-the-YeaCurrent MonthMonth AgoYear AgoChangeChangeDecember 2013November 2013December 2012LevelPercentLevelPercent
STATE OF FLORIDA
Civilian Noninstitutional Population 16+15,773,00015,756,00015,559,00017,0000.1214,0001.4Civilian Labor Force9,405,0009,398,0009,414,0007,0000.1-9,000-0.1Employment8,821,0008,796,0008,669,00025,0000.3152,0001.8Unemployment584,000602,000745,000-18,000-3.0-161,000-21.6Unemployment Rate (%)6.26.47.9-0.2---1.7--
UNITED STATES
Civilian Noninstitutional Population 16+246,745,000246,567,000244,350,000178,0000.12,395,0001.0Civilian Labor Force154,937,000155,284,000155,485,000-347,000-0.2-548,000-0.4Employment144,586,000144,443,000143,212,000143,0000.11,374,0001.0Unemployment10,351,00010,841,00012,273,000-490,000-4.5-1,922,000-15.7Unemployment Rate (%)6.77.07.9-0.3---1.2--
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Over-the-MonthOver-the-YeaCurrent MonthMonth AgoYear AgoChangeChangeDecember 2013November 2013December 2012LevelPercentLevelPercent
STATE OF FLORIDA
Civilian Noninstitutional Population 16+15,773,00015,756,00015,559,00017,0000.1214,0001.4Civilian Labor Force9,380,0009,392,0009,391,000-12,000-0.1-11,000-0.1Employment8,825,0008,803,0008,655,00022,0000.2170,0002.0Unemployment554,000589,000736,000-35,000-5.9-182,000-24.7Unemployment Rate (%)5.96.37.8-0.4---1.9--
UNITED STATES
Civilian Noninstitutional Population 16+246,745,000246,567,000244,350,000178,0000.12,395,0001.0Civilian Labor Force154,408,000155,046,000154,904,000-638,000-0.4-496,000-0.3Employment144,423,000144,775,000143,060,000-352,000-0.21,363,0001.0Unemployment9,984,00010,271,00011,844,000-287,000-2.8-1,860,000-15.7Unemployment Rate (%)6.56.67.6-0.1---1.1--
Note: All estimates except unemployment rates are rounded to the nearest thousand. Items may not add to totalsor compute to displayed percentages due to rounding. All data are subject to revision.Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, incooperation with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics.
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