City of Jacksonville


Workforce Statistics

Jacksonville has a regional workforce pool of approximately 871,000 in the seven-county area, with roughly 543,000 residing in Jacksonville. This labor force continues to grow with college graduates, approximately 3,000 military separations and a steady influx of new residents. Jacksonville's median age of 36.7 also makes this work force one of Florida's youngest.

  • 11.6 percent of the Jacksonville employees work for finance, insurance or real estate services companies, greater than the state and MSA percentages
  • 10 percent of Jacksonville employees work for supply chain logistics related companies in the warehousing, transportation and wholesale trade sectors, which is in line with the state and MSA percentages
Area Labor Force 871,268
Mean Commute Time 25.8 minutes
Unemployment Rate (2020 Annual Average) 4.1%
Jacksonville Average Wage $65,961

Employment by Industry
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Sources: Florida Commerce, Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) & 2022 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program; U.S. Census Bureau, 2022 American Community Survey