Gov. Scott: More than 260,000 Openings Statewide; February Online Job Vacancies Increase more than 8 Percent Over the Year

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the number of available online job openings in Florida increased by 8.8 percent in February 2013 compared to the previous February by 21,366, for a total of 263,240 openings (seasonally adjusted). Job postings in Florida also increased over the month compared to January 2013 by 256 openings (+0.1 percent).

Governor Scott said, “Our efforts to cut taxes, cut regulations and make government live within its means has resulted in the creation of nearly 200,000 private sector jobs for Florida families. With online job postings up by more than eight percent in February, it’s clear that our work to grow jobs and opportunities is working. While this is great news, we’ll continue working to grow more jobs for Florida families.”

Florida’s labor demand, measured by online advertised vacancies, bottomed out in April 2009 at 152,181 ads. Since then it has increased by 72.8 percent, adding 111,059 job openings.

According to the Help Wanted OnLine data series from The Conference Board, online job demand was highest in the large metro cities, led by Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville. Among the cities with the most online ads, the highest percentage gain over the year in online ads was in Ocala (+51.3 percent).

Major occupational groups with the most online ads in February were sales and related occupations; healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; office and administrative support occupations; and management occupations.

 

Top Advertised Occupations for Florida-February 2013

Online Ads February 2013

Online Ads February

2012

Florida Total Ads

263,240

241,874

Registered Nurses

14,856

11,670

Retail Salespersons

8,020

7,109

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

6,440

5,964

Customer Service Representatives

5,564

5,197

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

5,420

4,191

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

4,757

3,676

Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg, Except Technical & Scientific Products

4,177

4,086

Medical and Health Services Managers

3,549

2,774

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

3,501

2,865

Web Developers

3,361

3,249

Computer User Support Specialists

3,242

2,494

Accountants

3,098

2,558

Computer Systems Analysts

3,047

2,084

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

3,042

3,242

Insurance Sales Agents

2,919

2,390

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

2,896

2,124

Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

2,843

2,679

Marketing Managers

2,807

3,512

Occupational Therapists

2,798

2,272

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

2,761

2,418

SOURCE: The Conference Board, Help Wanted OnLine, prepared by the Florida Department of Economic

Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics Center.

 

 

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