Workforce Labor Statistics of the Suncoast Region


This page has been created as a reference overviewing the Suncoast
region's workforce population, annual income, weekly wage and occupation
distribution with data from the Florida Research & Economic Database website
viewable here. The Florida Suncoast Region (pictured right) is the west-central
and southwest peninsular Florida coastal area between North Tampa and south
Naples and includes eight Florida counties including Pinellas, Hillsborough,
Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier and Monroe. [more].

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Workforce Overview

The eight county area of the Florida Suncoast has had a population growth of 17.4% over the past ten years (2000 - 2010) to a total of 4,021,391 persons. The Suncoast region's growth rate is just under Florida's growth rate of 17.6% for the same time period. Lee county has grown the quickest at 40.3% whereas Monroe County has had a population decline of 8.2% respectively. Unemployment for the Suncoast region has increased significantly as well from the low 3% range back in the year 2000 to over 10.6% as of 3rd quarter 2011 (see unemployment rate chart below).

In terms of workforce occupation distribution, the three highest employing sectors are (1) office / administrative support occupations at 18.2%, (2) sales occupations at 12.5%, and (3) food preparation / food service occupations at 12.5%. Conversely, the least employing sectors are (1) architecture / engineering occupations at 1.1%, (2) life, physical & social science occupations at 0.9% and (3) farming, fishery & forestry occupations at 0.6%. View full occupation distribution chart further down this page.

Weekly pay for the labor workforce ranges from $613 per week in Charlotte County and $845 per week in Hillsborough County. The average weekly pay for the State of Florida is $780 per week. Statistics provided by the Florida Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program.

Suncoast Region Population Growth 2000 - 2010 (Data)
Population information for the Suncoast Workforce Region ( Tampa - Naples ).
These figures are for the 2000 - 2010 time period.

County Year 2000 Population Year 2010 Population 2000 - 2010 Percent Change
Pinellas 921,482 916,542 -0.5%
Hillsborough 998,948 1,229,226 23.1%
Manatee 264,002 322,833 22.3%
Sarasota 325,957 379,448 16.4%
Charlotte 141,627 159,978 13.0%
Lee 440,888 618,754 40.3%
Collier 251,377 321,520 27.9%
Monroe 79,589 73,090 -8.2%
Florida 15,982,378 18,801,310 17.60%
Source: FL Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

Suncoast Region Populatiuon Growth




Unemployment Rates in the Suncoast Region
Unemployment Rates Per County from 1990 -




Suncoast Region Income Statistics 1999 - 2009 (Data)
Family incomes for the Suncoast Workforce Region (Tampa - Naples).

County 1999 Median Family Income 2009 Median Family Income 1999 - 2009 Percent Change
Pinellas $46,925 $43,200 -7.9%
Hillsborough $48,223 $47,129 -2.3%
Manatee $46,576 $45,565 -2.2%
Sarasota $50,111 $45,953 -8.3%
Charlotte $42,653 $40,874 -4.2%
Lee $46,430 $45,624 -1.7%
Collier $54,816 $53,934 -1.6%
Monroe $50,734 $49,740 -2.0%
Source: Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Suncoast Region Income Statistics



Suncoast Region Average Weekly Wage
Average weekly wage information for the Suncoast Workforce Region (Tampa - Naples).
These figures are for the 3rd Quarter 2010 time period.

County Average Weekly Wage
Pinellas $761
Hillsborough $845
Manatee $685
Sarasota $720
Charlotte $613
Lee $709
Collier $761
Monroe $712
Florida $780
Source: FL Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

To view hourly workforce wage earnings and annual salary workforce earnings for the Floirda Suncoast region by specific metropolitan area, click here




Suncoast Region Occupation Distribution (Data)
Occupational groups in the Suncoast Workforce Region (Tampa - Naples) for 2011.

Occupation  Pinellas   Hillsbourough   Manatee   Sarasota   Charlotte   Lee   Collier   Monroe   Total % 
Office / Administrative Support 81,501 126,769 19,571 26,995 n/a 37,073 19,473 n/a 18.2%
Sales 53,002 79,743 13,674 18,818 n/a 32,593 15,679 n/a 12.5%
Food Preparation & Serving 37,157 47,881 12,774 16,544 n/a 23,143 15,963 n/a 9.2%
Healthcare Practitioners 30,511 35,895 6,270 11,139 n/a 14,756 6,932 n/a 6.3%
Building, Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 27,066 22,583 5,038 8,179 n/a 10,593 9,764 n/a 5.2%
Construction & Extraction 23,582 23,788 6,262 7,814 n/a 13,956 8,090 n/a 4.9%
Healthcare Support 21,124 14,643 3,455 6,974 n/a 7,127 3,356 n/a 4.9%
Business / Financial Operations 19,845 44,772 4,434 6,920 n/a 7,819 5,234 n/a 4.8%
Education, Training, & Library 17,672 35,362 5,873 6,647 na 10,672 5,379 n/a 4.7%
Installation, Maintenance & Repair 16,471 24,321 4,440 6,030 n/a 9,455 5,417 n/a 4.6%
Personal Care & Service 16,057 17,159 4,397 5,667 n/a 7,182 4,804 n/a 3.9%
Management 18,521 32,747 8,761 5,467 n/a 8,617 8,252 n/a 3.4%
Transportation & Material Moving 15,696 37,595 6,446 5,393 n/a 10,138 4,978 n/a 3.3%
Production 12,346 22,244 6,419 4,826 n/a 5,924 3,155 n/a 3.2%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media 10,280 11,467 2,018 3,181 n/a 3,707 1,840 n/a 2.0%
Protective Service 8,508 13,573 2,221 3,041 n/a 4,687 2,786 n/a 1.9%
Community / Social Services 7,532 7,994 1,700 2,140 n/a 2,731 1,416 n/a 1.7%
Legal 6,340 9,817 792 1,858 n/a 1,755 887 n/a 1.4%
Computer / Mathematical 6,060 17,551 1,238 1,720 n/a 2,180 1,171 n/a 1.3%
Architecture / Engineering 4,532 9,587 992 1,306 n/a 1,894 852 n/a 1.1%
Life, Physical & Social Science 2,552 4,748 515 828 n/a 933 585 n/a 0.9%
Farming, Fishing & Forestry 247 7,698 3,474 371 n/a 1,284 3,157 n/a 0.6%
Source: FL Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program

Above data based upon 1,856,408 working persons in the Suncoast Workforce Region ( Tampa - Naples )

Suncoast Workforce Occupation Distribution




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