Florida Employment Statistics

  • 691,777 employers
  • 8,699,480 employees
  • $963 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 12.5% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 1.1% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Florida Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 96,849 more businesses
  • 1,516,665 more employees
  • 21.1% increase in total wages
  • $9,090 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 22.2% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Florida Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Miami-Dade County Florida, 96,750
County with the Most Employees: Miami-Dade County Florida, 985,879
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Palm Beach County Florida, $1,014
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Gulf County Florida, 6.2%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Florida, see: Florida Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Florida see:Florida Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 10,010,447 employed workers
  • 343,939 unemployed workers
  • 3.3% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Florida, see: Florida Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 716,451 employers, up 4.3% from 687,093
  • 8,837,017 employees, up 2.0% from 8,663,985
  • $968 average weekly wage, up 3.9% from $932
  • The average weekly wage is 11.6% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 2.1% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Florida, see: Florida Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.