The Florida Jobs Market
After years of double-digit job less numbers, this sunshine state has finally been able to show some positive prospects, by bringing down its unemployment rate closer to the national average of 8.3%. While many companies continue to downsize the jobs in Florida, the number of layoffs has gone down by about 20% within the span of one year. As a matter of fact, the state of Florida jobs recorded the third largest drop in unemployment over the last fiscal year; allowing it leave the company of states such as Nevada, Rhode Island and California who presented double digit unemployment rates in recent times.
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The marketing, sales and service; hospitality and tourism; health science, business management and administration sectors are expected to create the maximum number of jobs over the next 5 years.
Over a ten year period between 2008 and 2018, it is believed that the state will create about 1.04 million new jobs in the state. Research also suggests sufficient growth in the jobs in Florida market in the information technology and health science industries. The slowest growing sectors include the likes of science, engineering and math which project only 3% growth in the near future.
Florida is also predicted to present the best national average in the architecture and construction industries by 2018.
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