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Employment and Occupational Information in Florida



Snapshot of Employment in Florida in 2010
7,103,950
Total Employment
11.10 %
Unemployment Rate
$40,270
Average Annual Salary
  • #4 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #30 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #31 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #42 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #43 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #43 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #43 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #45 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #47 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #47 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

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Total Employment for Florida in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Florida in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Florida in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Florida in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Florida in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Florida
United States
Total Employment
7,103,950
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-251,990
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
50.60 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
59.40 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
11.10 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
9.70 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
12.30 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Florida


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Salary Information for Florida
Annual Salary Distribution for Florida in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Florida in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Florida in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Florida in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Florida in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Florida
United States
Average Annual Salary
$40,270
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$19.36
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Florida


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VIEW ALL FLORIDA OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $104,470
2. Legal Occupations: $87,210
3. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $68,200
4. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $67,140
5. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $66,930
Table 3. Highest Paying Florida Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Legal Occupations: 0.05 %
2. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.03 %
3. Protective Service Occupations: 0.03 %
4. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.03 %
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Florida Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 19.35 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 12.79 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 9.98 %
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 6.10 %
5. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 5.52 %
Table 5. Popular Florida Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Legal Occupations: 0.05 %
2. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.02 %
3. Management Occupations: 0.02 %
4. Protective Service Occupations: 0.02 %
5. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.02 %
Table 6. Florida Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Florida Metro Areas Information


VIEW ALL METRO AREAS IN FLORIDA
HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL: $42,990
2. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL: $42,900
3. Gainesville, FL: $42,730
4. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL: $42,040
5. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL: $42,010
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. Jacksonville, FL: 0.04 %
2. Tallahassee, FL: 0.04 %
3. Gainesville, FL: 0.04 %
4. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL: 0.04 %
5. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL: 0.03 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL: 1,091,750
2. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL: 959,650
3. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL: 958,330
4. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL: 688,230
5. Jacksonville, FL: 569,260
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL: 1.07 %
2. Palm Coast, FL: 0.05 %
3. Punta Gorda, FL: 0.01 %
4. Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL: -0.01 %
5. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL: -0.02 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Florida Business Statistics Information
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL : 152,447
2. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL : 59,236
3. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL : 46,469
4. Jacksonville, FL : 28,540
5. Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL : 18,045
Table 11. Metro Areas with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Jacksonville, FL : 1.24
2. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL : 1.23
3. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL : 1.21
4. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL : 1.2
5. Lakeland, FL : 1.17
Table 12. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Establishments Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL : 20.21
2. Jacksonville, FL : 18.93
3. Lakeland, FL : 17.91
4. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL : 16.97
5. Gainesville, FL : 16.32
Table 13. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL : $731,925
2. Jacksonville, FL : $728,836
3. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL : $645,469
4. Lakeland, FL : $599,605
5. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL : $586,713
Table 14. Metro Areas with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Florida Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 18.93%
2. Retail trade: 13.52%
3. Health care and social assistance: 12.56%
4. Accommodation and food services: 10.44%
5. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 5.94%
Table 15. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 64,593
2. Construction: 52,577
3. Retail trade: 45,764
4. Health care and social assistance: 43,797
5. Other services (except public administration): 40,494
Table 16. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 95.92
2. Management of companies and enterprises: 91.76
3. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 47.61
4. Information: 32.95
5. Accommodation and food services: 29.55
Table 17. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $7,211,221
2. Management of companies and enterprises: $6,355,274
3. Information: $1,876,355
4. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $1,744,604
5. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: $1,490,180
Table 18. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Florida


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


FLORIDA METRO AREAS


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