Labor Market Information

This page provides a quick glimpse of the employment conditions in Pinellas County and Tampa Bay. This Information can be useful to job candidates who are looking to enhance their career opportunities and job search. You can use this link to gain quick access to information on occupations, wages and salaries, training resources; or to develop profiles to help manage your job search.

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates  – April 2019

  • United States: 3.3%
  • Florida: 2.9%
  • Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater MSA: 2.9%
  • CareerSource Pinellas (Pinellas County): 2.8%
  • note: these rates are not seasonally adjusted and are the most recent available through the Department of Economic Opportunity.

In April 2019, the Tampa‐St. Petersburg‐Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in financial activities (+4,000 jobs).

Average Annual Wage – 2017

  • Florida: $48,460
  • CareerSource Pinellas (Pinellas County): $47,742

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Pinellas County.