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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: Economic news shows Florida tourism sector continuing to improve


Employment rose by 689,000 in February, the unemployment rate dipped to 3.8%, and the labor force participation rate climbed. And revisions to previous months mean employment rates were even higher than first reported. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind says the news is especially positive for Central Florida, as we see our tourism sector reflected in the makeup of the job growth.
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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Fishkind Economic Commentaries

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


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 says the recovery is still incomplete in Florida, as well…and especially here in Central Florida because of our tourism-centric economy.
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