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) - January 18, 019 (most recent available)
United States: 3.7%
Florida: 3.3%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 3.2%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 3.1%

In December 2018, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA had the second highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in leisure and hospitality (+7,800 jobs); education and health services (+6,000 jobs); and financial activities (+2,500 jobs).

The region's December 2018 unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage point lower than the state rate of 3.3 percent. The labor force was 734,604, up 9,695 (+1.3) over the year. 

Average Annual Wage - 2016
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.