North Central Florida Job Market Update | January 2024

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) press release, the national unemployment rate was 3.7% in January 2024, unchanged from the December 2023 rate but up 0.3% from a year ago. Total nonagricultural employment was 157,700,000 in January 2024, an increase of 353,000 jobs (0.2%) over the month and an increase of 2,927,000 jobs (1.9%) over the year.

Nonfarm payroll employment over-the-month change, seasonally adjusted, January 2022 – January 2024.

Over-The-Year Change in Job Growth Among the 10 Largest States

  • Texas gained the most jobs (+263,900 jobs)
  • Florida gained the 2nd most jobs (+259,600 jobs)
  • Illinois lost the most jobs (-6,600 jobs)

Florida’s Economic Growth

In January 2024, Florida’s employment increased by 0.4% from December 2023 to 2.7%, with employment at 9,904,600. Since January 2023, the state has seen a growth of 2.7% in employment and was ranked second out of the ten most populous states in total jobs and job growth.

Many job opportunities are available throughout the state, with more than 424,000 jobs posted online! We encourage Floridians searching for new job opportunities to visit our network at CareerSource North Central Florida for help. If you want to learn more about available jobs in the North Central Florida area, email [email protected].