Labor

St. Johns County
Labor Force

As of July 2016, St. Johns County's unemployment rate is 3.9%, which is consistently amongst the lowest rate in the state of Florida.

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total Labor Force

107,554

109,004

109,011

116,040

Employment

101,682

103,866

105,250

111,556

Unemployment Rate

5.5%

4.7%

3.5%

3.9%

SOURCE: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, July 2016

 
Educational Attainment (Ages 25+)
 

The total population in St. Johns County with HS education is 94.4%, compared to Florida average at 86.1% . Total population with Post-Secondary Education: 73.4%

Total

158,805

Less than 9th Grade

1.8%

9th – 12th Grade, no diploma

3.8%

HS Graduate/GED

21%

Some College, no degree

21.5%

Associate Degree

9.5%

Bachelor Degree

28.1%

Graduate / Professional Degree

14.3%

SOURCE: ESRI Community Profile 2016

 
2016 Employed Population by Industry
 

Total

100,574

Agriculture/Mining

0.5%

Construction

5.9%

Manufacturing

5.9%

Wholesale Trade

3.3%

Retail Trade

12%

Transportation / Utilities

4.8%

Information

1.3%

Finance / Insurance/ Real Estate

11.7%

Services

50.4%

Public Administration

4.1%

SOURCE: ESRI Community Profile 2016

 
Average Annual Wages (2015)
 

All Industries

$40,375

Production - Goods

$53,810

Natural Resources

$28,239

Agriculture

$26,919

Construction

$49,104

Manufacturing

$63,980

Durable Goods

$67,114

Nondurable Goods

$37,448

Service

$38,775

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

$35,178

Wholesale Trade

$67,687

Retail Trade

$27,110

Transportation & Warehousing

$48,498

Utilities

n/a

Information

$62,121

Financial

$74,127

Professional and Business Services

$48,077

 Education and Health Services

$39,638

Leisure and Hospitality

$21,698

Accommodation and Food Services

$20,528

Other Services

$58,552

Public Administration

$46,339

SOURCE: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2015 annual report

 
Employment & Average Wage
 

Area

Employment

2015 Annual Wage

St. Johns County

68,741

$40,375

NE Florida
(JAX MSA)

614,464

$47,004

Florida

8,039,974

$46,237

SOURCE: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program (QCEW).


Manufacturing 4%
Leisure and Hospitality 35%
Education and Health Services 25%
Professional and Business Services 10%
Government 6%
Construction 5%
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 5%
Financial Services 5%
Other Services 5%