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Miami-Dade County Industry and Worker Commuting Patterns

This report explores the commuting patterns of residents and workers by industry sector, earnings level, and educational attainment. It utilizes the latest Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD) data published by the U.S. Census Bureau in September, 2017. Key findings include:

  • Health care and social assistance, Retail trade, and Accommodation and food services jobs are the three largest employment sectors for workers in Miami-Dade County, regardless of where they live, accounting for 13.8%, 13.4% and 10.8% of total jobs respectively.  These three sectors, out of 20, account for four out of ten workers in Miami-Dade County.
  • Similarly, the largest three sectors employing residents of Miami-Dade County are Health care and social assistance, Retail trade, and Accommodation and food services sectors, again accounting for four out of ten resident jobs.
  • In 2015 there were 1,027,641 workers with jobs in the county regardless of where they lived.  There were 981,619 residents of Miami-Dade County with jobs, regardless of where they work.  This means that 46,000 more workers commute in than out of the county for these jobs and then take their paychecks home with them to be spent elsewhere.
  • The data indicates the growth in demand by sector outpaced the growth in residents employed by sector in seven key instances.  These were: Transportation and Warehouse; Information; Finance and Insurance; Real Estate and Rental and Leasing; Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; and Accommodation and Food Services.
  • Compared with Florida as a whole, Miami-Dade County workers’ and residents’ educational attainment levels were similar but a bit lower.
  • Older workers were slightly more likely than younger workers to commute from outside of the county.
  • Hirer paid workers were more likely to commute from outside Miami-Dade County than lower paid workers.
  • Trade, transportation and utilities workers were more likely to commute from outside than were Goods producing workers or all other service workers.

Miami-Dade County Industry and Worker Commuting Patterns (1.1 MB)

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