Florida experienced job growth in August, adding over 15,000 positions.
According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, this was an improvement over July, when the state created just over 13,000 positions. August's figures were not as positive as June's numbers, however, which revealed a growth of over 21,000 positions. Still, the state's payrolls expanded in a number of sectors.
Significant growth was seen in the service-producing industry, while additions in the goods-producing field were not as notable. The source reported that trade, transportation and utilities added 3,700 positions while the professional and business services sector expanded by just under 3,000 new jobs. Construction and manufacturing added 300 and 500 workers to their payrolls, respectively.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that although Florida failed to hit the impressive marks it set in June, it remained a leader in U.S. job growth last month. The coastal state was within the top three states in terms of actual jobs created, and within the top 10 for job growth percentage based on population. It was an integral part of why the South had the highest rate of private sector job growth over any other U.S. region in August, explained the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
The Trevi Group