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) – March 11, 2019 (most recent available)

United States: 4.4%
Florida: 3.9%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 3.9%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 3.8%

In January 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 (+5,200 jobs), second highest in information (+700 jobs), and third highest in leisure and hospitality (+3,400 jobs) and manufacturing (+1,100 jobs).

The region's January 2019 unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage point lower than the state rate of 3.9 percent. The labor force was 731,415, up 6,644 (+0.9) 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.