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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 4th Quarter (1.62 MB) report shows:
  • Total Miami-Dade County nonfarm employment was up 18,100 jobs (1.6%) in 2016:Q4 from 2015:Q4.
  • Over 26 consecutive quarters of expansion the county has average 6,700 additional jobs per quarter.
  • Professional and business services led the way adding 5,200 jobs (3.2%) between 2015:Q4 and 2016:Q4.
  • Broward County experienced year-over-year growth of 3.7% in 2016:Q4 and Palm Beach County saw 1.7% year-over-year growth in the quarter.
  • The average weekly wage in 2016:Q4 for a Miami-Dade worker across all industries was up 1.7% from the 2016:Q3 to $787.
  • Household employment in the fourth quarter increased 4,955 jobs (+0.4%) from 2015:Q4, after seasonal adjustment, while the adjusted labor force decreased 4,611 potential workers (-0.3%).
  • The unemployment rate dropped 70 basis points from 2015:Q4 to 5.4% in 2016:Q4.
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Additional Reports

At-a-Glance Reports

  • 2017: Gross Regional Product and Productivity (4.5 MB)
    This issue focuses on measuring Gross Regional Product and output per worker for Miami-Dade County as of 2015.
  • 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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