DEO Press Releases

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Florida’s April Employment Data

May 22, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DE0) announced Florida’s April 2020 Employment Data. This month, Florida saw considerable changes in employment data due to COVID-19.

 

Florida Economic Indicators for April 2020 include:

  • Unemployment rate was 12.9 percent.
  • Labor force was down 893,000, 8.6 percent, over the month.
  • Florida businesses lost 989,600 private-sector jobs over the year.
  • Florida’s private-sector over-the-year rate of decline of 12.7 percent was less than the national over-the-year decline of 14.6 percent.
  • Consumer Sentiment Index is 75.9 in April 2020, 11.2 points lower than the March revised figure of 87.1. 

Governor DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery Full Phase 1 Plan is providing the opportunity for many of Florida’s businesses to reopen their doors and reemploy many Floridians. Governor DeSantis and DEO continue to encourage Florida businesses impacted by COVID-19 to utilize state and federal resources currently available. For a list of federal and state resources available to businesses impacted by COVID-19, please visit Floridajobs.org/COVID-19.

To view the April 2020 jobs report by region, please see below:

 

To view the April 2020 employment data visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.

 

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