Florida’s recovery in jobs was showing signs of slowing down in September from the rapid pace set earlier in the summer.
Domestic and international travelers have not picked up as most markets lifted COVID-restrictions on restaurants, bars and other activities, including theme parks.
Less demand in the tourism sector still weighed on employment growth and was one of the factors why both Miami and Orlando have the highest unemployment rates in the state.
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.