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

Mar 15, 2021
 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced the statewide number of private sector jobs increased 1,700 from December 2020.  Florida’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in January 2021, down from the revised December rate of 5.1 percent.  Florida’s labor force was up 25,000, a growth of 0.2 percentage point over the month.

The Miami area’s unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in January, down from 15.2 percent reported in July 2020, the highest rate during the pandemic. The Miami area private sector employment decreased by 98,300 jobs, a decline of 9.1 percent over the year. The industry losing the most jobs over the year was leisure and hospitality, decreasing by 42,500 jobs.

To view the January 2021 employment data, visit www.floridajobs.org/labor-market-information/labor-market-information-press-releases/monthly-press-releases.  

 

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