Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 1,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year.
The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new jobs in June bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in Florida to 1,554,800 since December 2010.
To see the statewide job creation information, click here.
The industries with the highest growth over the year in Pensacola were construction and leisure and hospitality each with 1,000 new jobs. The Pensacola area had 4,543 job openings, including 1,180 openings for high-skill, high-wage STEM occupations.
As of June, Florida’s unemployment rate remained at a low of 3.8 percent, a drop of 7 percentage points since December 2010; this drop is faster than the national decline of 5.3 percentage points. In the past year, 130,000 people entered Florida’s labor force, a growth of 1.3 percent, which is greater than the national labor force growth rate of 1.2 percent.
To view the June 2018 employment data click here.