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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.
- 2010: Hispanic-Owned Businesses Recently released data shows that while Hispanic owned firms in Miami-Dade County have grown substantially from 2002-2007, they still trail all firms in the County in terms of sales and number of employees.
Data Flash Reports
- 2016: Black-Owned Business in Miami-Dade (Survey of Business Owners 2012) In December of 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released its statistics from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) for Black-owned businesses. This report takes a brief look at what the data says about Black-owned businesses in Miami-Dade County. A more complete analysis will be forthcoming.
- 2015: Quindecennial of County Business Patterns Based on NAICS The 2013 County Business Patterns (CBP) was released in April. It marks the 15th year since the CBP was first published based on the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). The CBP dataset provides private-sector information on the number of establishments, payroll employment and payroll by industry for Miami-Dade County.
- 2011: Black Owned Businesses in Miami-Dade
- 2010: Women Owned Businesses in Miami-Dade
- 2010: Decade of Changes in Miami-Dade Business Patterns
- 2010: Miami-Dade County After the Economic Recession
- 2010: Analysis of Miami-Dade Industry Clusters
- 2007-2009: Analysis of Miami-Dade Business Patterns
- 2007: Profile of Black Owned Businesses in Miami-Dade
- 2007: Profile of Women Owned Businesses in Miami-Dade
- 2007: Profile of Hispanic Owned Businesses in Miami-Dade
- 1998-2006: Analysis of Miami-Dade Industries
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