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

Apr 17, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the Tampa area March 2020 Employment Data. This month, Florida saw expected changes in employment and unemployment data due to COVID-19 and the state’s effort to mitigate the spread.

Tampa Area Economic Indicators Include:

  • Unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, up 1.0 percentage point from one year ago.
  • 24,800 new private-sector jobs have been added in the past year.
  • Industry with the highest growth over the year in the Tampa area was
    • education and health services with 10,700 new jobs.


To view the March 2020 employment data, visit



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