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ECONOMIC ESTIMATING CONFERENCE SAYS FLORIDA ON PACE FOR 900,000 NEW JOBS
TALLAHASSEE— The recent Florida Economic Estimating Conference, a collaborative event featuring the state’s top public sector economists, projected that Florida is expected to create more than 900,000 new jobs by 2018. The Estimating Conference meets three times a year to forecast trends for Florida’s economy.
In addition to the positive job creation forecast, Florida is currently experiencing increases in job growth, housing starts, median home prices, tax revenues, and consumer confidence. Additionally, in August Florida was recognized for the second highest job creation total in the nation, saw its largest over-the-month job increase since April 2011 and continues to lead all other states in the nation in the drop in its unemployment rate since December 2010.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts. This new approach helps expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.floridajobs.org.