The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Miami Area April 2020 Employment Data

May 22, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the Miami area private-sector employment decreased by 145,000 jobs (-13.6 percent) over the year. The Miami area’s unemployment rate was 11.9 percent in April, up 9.4 percentage points from one year ago.


The industry losing the most jobs over the year was leisure and hospitality (-63,100 jobs).


Statewide, Florida businesses lost 989,600 private-sector jobs over the year.  In April 2020, the number of jobs decreased by 1,035,500, down 13.2 percent from March 2020. Florida’s unemployment rate increased to 12.9 percent in April 2020.  Florida’s labor force was down 893,000 over the month and down 824,000 over the year.


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