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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 2016 2nd Quarter (1.20 MB) report shows:
  • Total nonfarm employment increased 19,170 jobs, up 1.7% over 2015:Q2 after seasonal adjustment.
  • Private sector employers added 19,650 jobs over a year ago led by led by construction (+6,150 jobs), professional and business services (+3,900 jobs) and financial activities (+3,420 jobs). Public sector employers cut 490 jobs compared to the second quarter of last year.
  • Average weekly County wages declined 0.3% from 2015:Q2 to $778 per week in the second quarter.
  • The County seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 80 basis points to 5.2% in the second 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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