.Though South Florida doesn't resemble the south, our labor market region is part of it and it's where there are most opportunities across the country. Within the past two months a couple of firsts happened.
First, we topped 6 million job openings nationally for the first time ever and in so doing we actually had more openings than unemployed persons as well. The latest info provided by the feds, where the jobs are and what types of companies are doing the hiring.
Openings by region:
Northeast: 1.1 million
West: 1.3 million
Mid-West: 1.6 million
South 2.2 million
Literally twice the opportunity of the northeast, now that's impressive. Expect folks continue to migrate to the Southeast and Florida for opportunities. And, yes you can see a direct political impact on where the opportunities are geographically. Lower tax states have the most opportunities on a relative basis. As for the types of companies hiring. This is how they are right now. Percentage of job openings by company size: Small businesses: 21%, Mid-Size businesses: 23%, Large businesses: 56%
Put it all together and the job market is best for those looking to work for companies with over 500 employees in the southeast. This should continue to be good news for employees in Florida and a challenge for employers, now competing for talent.
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