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Fishkind Conversations: Tourism-related gaps in Orlando’s recovering job market


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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE


Economic growth has rebounded strongly, but the recovery remains incomplete.

Across the country, employment is still two percent below pre-pandemic levels.

Florida has done better recouping at the state level, recovering 99% of the jobs lost.

But economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston that the recovery is still incomplete here in Florida, as well…especially here in Central Florida because of our tourism-centric economy.

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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »

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