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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 2017 4th Quarter (5.56 MB) report shows:
  • Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 30,600 jobs (2.6%) over 2016:Q4 (seasonally adjusted).
  • Professional and Business Services led the way adding 4,200 jobs followed by Manufacturing, adding 2,600 jobs.
  • Over the same time period Broward County added 21,300 jobs and Palm Beach County added 8,000 non-farm payroll jobs.
  • The average weekly wage for a Miami-Dade worker across all industries in 2017:Q4 increased just 0.2% over 2016:Q4 to nearly $815 after adjusting for inflation.
  • Household employment in 2017:Q4 increased 41,900 jobs 3.3%) from 2016:Q4, after seasonal adjustment, and the seasonally adjusted labor force increased 31,300 potential workers 2.3%).
  • The labor force participation rate in Miami-Dade County averaged 61.9% for the 12 months ending in December, 2017. This is up from 59.7% from the same period in 2016 and 60.8% in 2015.
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Additional Reports

At-a-Glance Reports

  • 2016: Gross Regional Product and Productivity (2.8 MB)
    This issue focuses on measuring 2016 Gross Regional Product and output per worker for Miami-Dade County and major economic sectors using data released December 2017.
  • 2015: 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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