The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces the Miami Area April 2021 Employment Data

May 21, 2021

~Miami Metro Area Labor Force Up 9.2 Percent Over the Year~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the statewide number of private sector jobs increased by 18,800 over the month, resulting in twelve consecutive months of job growth. Florida’s unemployment rate slightly increased to 4.8 percent in April 2021, still remaining below the national average of 6.1 percent.  Florida’s labor force was up 73,000, bringing the April 2021 total up to 10,243,000.

The unemployment rate in the Miami area was 6.9 percent in April, down 3.4 percentage points from the April 2020 rate. The Miami area private sector employment increased by 108,900 jobs over the year, an increase of 12.2 percent. The industries gaining the most amount of jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality, gaining 40,200 jobs; professional and business services, gaining 23,800 jobs; and trade, transportation, and utilities, gaining 21,800 jobs.

Floridians in search of work and new job opportunities are encouraged to turn to the CareerSource Florida network for help. Floridians can find guidance by registering with Employ Florida ( and search listings of available local job openings. Career seekers also can improve employability assistance, perfecting resume writing, interviewing skills, establishing career goals, and pursuing customized career training. These services are provided at no cost to job seekers.

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