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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Tampa Area September 2020 Employment Data

Oct 16, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the Tampa area private-sector employment decreased by 62,500 jobs (-5.1 percent) over the year. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in September.

The industries losing the most jobs over the year were:  leisure and hospitality (-34,200 jobs); and professional and business services (-12,600 jobs).  Two major industries gained jobs over the year in September 2020:  government (+2,400 jobs); and manufacturing (+800 jobs).

Statewide, the number of private-sector jobs increased 36,100, up 0.5 percent from August 2020.  Florida’s unemployment rate was at 7.6 percent in September 2020.  Florida’s labor force down 2,000 (-less than 0.1 percent) over the month.

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



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