The unemployment rate for the Jacksonville metro area was 6.2% in March 2014. The rate dropped one percentage point from this time last year and was two-tenths of a percentage points lower than the statewide rate of 6.4%.
Jacksonville’s employment base has grown 3.2% from a year ago, led by strong gains in professional/business services, leisure/hospitality industry sectors. Additionally, Jacksonville continued to see a healthy rebound in construction-related jobs, gaining over 1,400 jobs new jobs during the past twelve months.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield