DEO Press Releases

Florida Job Demand Continues Trend of Ten-Year Highs

Nov 06, 2015

TALLAHASSEE - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Florida’s number of job openings over the year in October were the highest for that month in a decade, with a total of more than 280,000 job openings, according to data released by The Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine.


Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “Job openings are up this month, meaning that job demand remains high across Florida. For those Floridians seeking a new job, this is great news. Florida continues to be the best place in the nation to get and keep a job.”


Job demand in Florida was up over the year by 10,545 openings to 280,258, an increase of 3.9 percent. The top occupation in demand continues to be registered nurses. Jobs included in the list of the top 20 occupations in demand across the state range from web developers and systems analysts to administrative assistants and retail workers.  Job demand was highest in the large metro cities, including Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale.

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