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Miami-Dade County Labor Market Report

The Labor Market Report is a monthly 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, including labor force 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 on our local labor market.

The 2015 1st Quarter report shows:

  • Total nonfarm employment added 33,500 jobs, up 3.1 percent over the 1st Quarter of 2014, after seasonal adjustment.
  • Private employment was up 34,000 positions year-over-year (+3.6%), led by education and health services (+6,700 jobs), leisure and hospitality (+5,900 jobs), financial services (+4,000 jobs), wholesale trade (+1,600), and information (+1,000 jobs).
  • The unemployment rate in the 1st quarter declined 30 basis points from the 4th quarter to 6%. One year ago, the rate stood at 7.2%.
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Additional Reports

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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