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. The Florida Suncoast Region 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.

Suncoast Workforce Overview

Population Growth, Occupation Distribution, Annual Family Income & Weekly Wages per Worker

The eight county area of the Florida Suncoast, which encompases 4,021,391 persons, has experienced a population growth of 17.4% over the past ten years, from 2000 - 2010. 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 Population Growth 2010 - 2016

Population information for the Suncoast Workforce Region ( Tampa - Naples ).

County Year 2010
Population
Year 2016
Population
2010 - 2016
% Change
Pinellas 916,542 954,569 4.1%
Hillsborough  1,229,226 1,352,797 10.0%
Manatee 322,833 357,591 10.7%
Sarasota 379,448 399,538 5.3%
Charlotte 159,978 170,450 6.5%
Lee 618,754 680,539 9.9%
Collier 321,520 350,202 8.9%
Monroe 73,090 77,482 6.0%
Florida 8,801,332 20,148,654 7.2%

Source: Florida Office of Economic & Demographic Research
http://edr.state.fl.us/Content/population-demographics/data/MSA-2016.pdf

Suncoast Region Occupation Distribution

Occupational groups in the Suncoast Workforce Region (Tampa - Naples) for 2016.

Occupation Total %
Office / Administrative Support 18.2%
Sales 12.5%
Food Preparation & Serving 9.2%
Healthcare Practitioners 6.3%
Building, Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 5.2%
Construction & Extraction 4.9%
Healthcare Support 4.9%
Business / Financial Operations 4.8%
Education, Training, & Library 4.7%
Installation, Maintenance & Repair 4.6%
Personal Care & Service 3.9%
Management 3.4%
Transportation & Material Moving 3.3%
Production 3.2%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media 2.0%
Protective Service 1.9%
Community / Social Services 1.7%
Legal 1.4%
Computer / Mathematical 1.3%
Architecture / Engineering 1.1%
Life, Physical & Social Science 0.9%
Farming, Fishing & Forestry 0.6%

Source: FL Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages

Median Family Income 2010 - 2015

Family incomes for the Suncoast Workforce Region (Tampa - Naples).

County Median Family
Income (2010)
Median Family
Income (2015)
% Change
(2010 - 2015)
Pinellas $45,258 $45,819 1.2%
Hillsborough $49,536 $50,579 2.1%
Manatee $47,812 $49,675 3.9%
Sarasota $49,388 $51,766 4.8%
Charlotte $45,037 $44,244 -1.8%
Lee $50,014 $48,537 -2.9%
Collier $58,106 $57,452 -1.1%
Monroe $53,821 $57,290 6.4%
Florida $47,661 $47,507 0.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Average Weekly Wage Per Worker (2015)

Average weekly wage per worker by County in the Florida Suncoast Region (Tampa - Naples). These figures are for the 3rd Quarter 2015 time period.

County Average Weekly Wage
Pinellas $846
Hillsborough $914
Manatee $740
Sarasota $777
Charlotte $654
Lee $766
Collier $815
Monroe $725
Florida $852
United States $941

Source: FL Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program 2015 (QTR 3)
https://www.bls.gov/regions/southeast/

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