Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

This page provides a quick glimpse of the Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay area employment conditions.

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) – May 17, 2019 (most recent available)

United States: 3.3%
Florida: 2.9%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 2.9%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 2.8%

In April 2019, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in financial activities (+4,000 jobs); and the second highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in professional and business services (+7,700 jobs); leisure and hospitality (+7,000 jobs); and manufacturing (+1,800 jobs).

The region's April 2019 unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage point lower than the state rate of 2.9 percent. The labor force was 729,439, down 237 (-0.0) over the year.

Average Annual Wage - 2017

Florida: $48,460
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): $52,652

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