Tampa Led State with Most Jobs Created in the Last Calendar Year

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Today, Governor Scott announced that the Tampa area added 39,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, down 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate since July 2007, 4.1 percent. 

Tampa led the state in job growth over the year in professional and business services with 17,200 new jobs and other services with 5,000 new jobs. The Tampa area remained first among the state metro areas in job demand in July with 43,523 openings. The Tampa area also continues to rank first in the state in demand for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations with 14,293 openings in July.

“We have created the most jobs in the state of Florida four out of the last six year and this is just a testament to the city we’ve all worked so hard to create,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “These jobs provide a livelihood for Tampa’s families and bring some of the best and brightest to our city. I look forward to writing our next chapter knowing our best days are yet to come".

Partially attributed to Governor Scott’s release: http://www.flgov.com/2017/08/18/gov-scott-tampa-area-led-state-with-most-jobs-created-in-the-last-year/

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