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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]. Click Below to View Available Jobs in the Suncoast. Powered by SuncoastJobs.com

Suncoast Workforce Overview

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 2000 - 2010

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

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 Occupation Distribution

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

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

Suncoast Region Income Statistics 1999 - 2009

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

County Median Family
Income (1999)
Median Family
Income (2009)
Percent Change
(1999 - 2009)
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: U.S. Census Bureau

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

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