Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) - December 2013 (most recent available)
United States: 6.5%
Florida: 5.9%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 5.9%
Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (Hillsborough County): 5.7%

*Industries gaining jobs in Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA over the year included:

- Retail Trade (+8,600 jobs);
- Education and Health services (+8,500 jobs)
- Professional and business services (+7,900 jobs);
- Mining, logging, and construction (+5,700 jobs);
- Financial activities (+4,000 jobs);
- Manufacturing (+900 jobs);
- Wholesale Trade (+700 jobs);
- Other services (+500);
- Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (+200 jobs);
- Information (+100 jobs);

*Industries that lost jobs in Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA over the year were:

- Leisure and hospitality (-200 jobs);
- Government (-1,500 jobs).

Average Annual Wage - 2012 (most recent available)
Florida: $43,210
Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (Hillsborough County): $46,895

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Hillsborough County.