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Florida Employment Report July 2020

Chris Owen • 8/27/2020
Published statistics lag by several weeks in providing a real time picture of Florida’s employment situation.

Florida continues to see improvement on the job front over the summer. Florida lost 1,178,100 jobs from February to April 2020 and has since gained back almost half of the jobs lost, +572,200 jobs.


On a month-to-month basis, payrolls increased by 101,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate increased 1,000 basis points to 11.3%.

The largest driver for the increased unemployment rate was the slowdown in economic recovery throughout the state.

Florida Employment Report - July

Each new release revises previous month’s figures as new information is provided. While employment statistics traditionally use year-over-year comparisons, we have provided a month-to-month snapshot showing the immediacy of economic changes in the state.