Labor

St. Johns County
Labor Force

As of April 2021, St. Johns County's unemployment rate is 3.4%, which is consistently amongst the lowest rate in the state of Florida.

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total Labor Force

119,554

127,595

135,761

134,093

Employment

116,303

123,928

131,995

126,772

Unemployment Rate

2.7%

2.9%

2.8%

5.5%

SOURCE: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, 2020

 
Educational Attainment (Ages 25+)
 

The total population in St. Johns County with a high school education is 95.1%, compared to Florida average at 88.8%. Total population with Post-Secondary Education in St. Johns County: 74.4%

Total

189,233

Less than 9th Grade

1.5%

9th – 12th Grade, no diploma

3.4%

HS Graduate/GED

20.8%

Some College, no degree

19.3%

Associate Degree

8.9%

Bachelor Degree

28.4%

Graduate / Professional Degree

17.5%

SOURCE: ESRI Community Profile 2021

 
2020 Employed Population by Industry
 

Total

113,313

Agriculture/Mining

0.6%

Construction

6.4%

Manufacturing

6.8%

Wholesale Trade

2.6%

Retail Trade

9.9%

Transportation / Utilities

4.7%

Information

1.2%

Finance / Insurance/ Real Estate

13%

Services

49.9%

Public Administration

4.9%

SOURCE: ESRI Community Profile 2021

 
Average Annual Wages (2020)
 

All Industries

$49,017

Production - Goods

$65,642

Natural Resources

$34,569

Agriculture

$33,709

Construction

$56,920

Manufacturing

$79,492

Durable Goods

$81,784

Nondurable Goods

$56,759

Service

$46,650

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

$40,602

Wholesale Trade

$75,396

Retail Trade

$31,796

Transportation & Warehousing

$44,744

Utilities

$107,734

Information

$95,350

Financial

$88,621

Professional and Business Services

$61,356

 Education and Health Services

$45,877

Leisure and Hospitality

$24,598

Accommodation and Food Services

$23,161

Other Services

$66,427

Public Administration

$54,204

SOURCE: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics and Economic Research, Annual Census of Employment and Wages Program, 2020

 
Employment & Average Wage
 

Area

Employment

2020 Annual Wage

St. Johns County

126,772

$49,017

NE Florida
(JAX MSA)

729,426

$55,751

Florida

9,333,000

$55,845

SOURCE: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, Annual Census of Employment and Wages Program.