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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.
- 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.
- 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.
Data Flash Reports
- 2016: Wage and Growth Comparisons for Miami-Dade Industries – 2014-15 This issue focuses on comparing County industries in terms of wage levels and growth rates with corresponding statewide industries for the period 2014 to 2015.
- 2015: Population Not in the Labor Force
This report explores the Miami-Dade labor force data to explain the observed increase in the share of the working age population leaving the labor force. It concludes that this increase does not result primarily from weakness in the economy but rather from the long-run trend of boomers entering retirement.
- 2015: Miami-Dade County Labor Market (2.52 MB)
This issue provides a brief mid-quarter (August) look at household and payroll labor force data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- 2015: Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment in Miami-Dade County (1.30 MB)
- 2010: Rising Unemployment in Miami-Dade County
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