The Florida Chamber Foundation is continuously researching and analyzing data about Florida and your community. Please take a moment to view the Florida Chamber Foundation’s most recent By The Numbers, shown below, and consider what this information means to your chamber’s members and region. Should you have any questions, please contact me at jgabel@flchamber.com.

 

Is Your County on Par With the Rest of Florida?

In the most recent Florida Chamber Foundation’s By The Numbers, the Florida Chamber Foundation takes a closer look at Florida’s current job numbers found on TheFloridaScorecard.org and the impact of Hurricane Irma on the state’s labor market.

Hurricane Irma had a large but temporary impact on Florida’s job numbers- 127,400 jobs lost were lost in September, with 41,300 of those jobs in the leisure and hospitality category. 

While our state’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, we continue to experience a skills gap with 221,100 jobs without people and 383,00 people looking for jobs.

How are Florida’s small businesses feeling? Eighteen percent of those who participated in the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Index Survey once again cite workforce quality as their number one issue. 

Watch the video by clicking HERE

 
 
 

Learn More About Your County and the State

The Florida Scorecard is a dynamic online tool that identifies and tracks key metrics that are important to Florida’s economy today and into the future. The Florida Scorecard gives stakeholders the power to measure progress on a statewide level and within their own communities. Learn more here.