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

Dec 18, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that Statewide, the number of private-sector jobs increased 9,800, up 0.1 percent from October 2020.  Florida’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in November 2020.  Florida’s labor force was up 49,000 (+0.5 percent) over the month.

The Tampa area private-sector employment decreased by 55,300 jobs (-4.4 percent) over the year. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in November.

The industry losing the most jobs over the year was  leisure and hospitality (-27,500 jobs).  Two major industries gained jobs over the year in November 2020:  other services (+1,100 jobs); and manufacturing (+500 jobs).

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




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