Based on June 2018 job data, the growth of jobs over the number of jobs reported one year ago in the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) came in 22nd when compared to other Florida MSA’s. Tallahassee’s MSA includes Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla and Gadsden counties.
The table below compares the growth rate in jobs for the 22 MSA’s. The table also includes the growth in jobs for the state of Florida and the United States.
The information shows that the Tallahassee MSA lost 349 jobs compared to the level 12 months ago, for a growth rate of -.2%. This ranks last when compared to the other 22 MSA’s.
When comparing the Tallahassee MSA ranking to North Florida neighbors, the ranking comes in behind the Fort Walton MSA (2.5%), the Panama City MSA (1.0%), the Pensacola MSA (-0.1%) and the Gainesville MSA (1.0%).
Tallahassee’s numbers are below the 1.6% rate for Florida and above 1.1% rate reported for the United States. Florida added 160,337 jobs when compared to 12 months ago.
The top three MSA’s in job growth over the last 12-months were Naples (4.4%), Fort Myers (4.3%) and Orlando (3.4%).