Labor

St. Johns County
Labor Force

As of October 2017, St. Johns County's unemployment rate is 2.7%, which is consistently amongst the lowest rate in the state of Florida.

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total Labor Force

109,004

109,011

116,567

119,554

Employment

103,866

105,250

112,335

116,303

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

3.5%

3.6%

2.7%

SOURCE: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, October 2017

 
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: 73.9%

Total

169,302

Less than 9th Grade

1.7%

9th – 12th Grade, no diploma

3.8%

HS Graduate/GED

20.6%

Some College, no degree

21.2%

Associate Degree

8.6%

Bachelor Degree

29%

Graduate / Professional Degree

15.1%

SOURCE: ESRI Community Profile 2017

 
2016 Employed Population by Industry
 

Total

106,261

Agriculture/Mining

0.5%

Construction

6.2%

Manufacturing

5.9%

Wholesale Trade

3.2%

Retail Trade

11.4%

Transportation / Utilities

5%

Information

1.2%

Finance / Insurance/ Real Estate

12.9%

Services

49.8%

Public Administration

3.9%

SOURCE: ESRI Community Profile 2017

 
Average Annual Wages (2016)
 

All Industries

$40,943

Production - Goods

$53,440

Natural Resources

$29,626

Agriculture

$28,697

Construction

$44,146

Manufacturing

$68,717

Durable Goods

$72,312

Nondurable Goods

$38,844

Service

$39,458

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

$35,171

Wholesale Trade

$67,940

Retail Trade

$27,547

Transportation & Warehousing

$44,736

Utilities

n/a

Information

$61,051

Financial

$76,219

Professional and Business Services

$48,683

 Education and Health Services

$39,922

Leisure and Hospitality

$21,973

Accommodation and Food Services

$20,365

Other Services

$58,280

Public Administration

$49,328

SOURCE: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2017 annual report

 
Employment & Average Wage
 

Area

Employment

2016 Annual Wage

St. Johns County

116,303

$40,943

NE Florida
(JAX MSA)

728,431

$50,573

Florida

9,735,000

$47,055

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


 

 

 

 

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