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Miami-Dade County Labor Market Report

The Labor Market Report is a quarterly publication that identifies current labor market conditions and trends. The reports cover key indicators of the labor market, such as payroll employment by major industry sectors and household labor force participation and unemployment rates.

The reports provide the latest data release from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and the state Agency for Workforce Innovation, along with an analysis of the key factors driving changes of our local labor market and comparisons with other areas.

The 2015 4th Quarter (1.09 MB) report shows:
  • Total nonfarm employment increased 15,300 jobs, up 1.4% over 2014:Q4 after seasonal adjustment.
  • Private sector employers added 17,500 jobs over a year ago led by led by leisure and hospitality (+6,900 jobs), wholesale trade (+2,500 jobs) and professional and business services (+2,500 jobs). Public sector employers cut 2,100 jobs compared to the fourth quarter of last year.
  • Average weekly County wages declined 1.6% from 2014:Q4 to $786 per week in the fourth quarter.
  • The County seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 36 basis points to 6% in the fourth quarter compared to a year ago.
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At-a-Glance Reports

  • 2013: Employment by Sector
    This issue focuses on how the Miami-Dade economy has evolved, comparing May 2007, May 2010 and May 2013, based on employment by sector.
  • 2011: Unemployment Increases to a Record High
    This issue focuses on the unemployment rate that increased to a record level recently. In addition, a comparison with the corresponding rates of the nation, state and the neighboring South Florida counties, as well as for the municipalities within Miami-Dade County is provided.
  • 2009: Unemployment
    This issue focuses on the unemployment rate that rapidly increased over the past several months. In addition, it explores this rate over the past 20 years, by demographic characteristics, and by municipality.
  • 2008: Employment
    What have been the employment trends in Miami-Dade County? Has the local economy been able to provide more jobs and higher levels of employment? What has happened to the unemployment rate? These are some of the questions that are examined in this issue.

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