Florida Government Employment 2013-12-01 to 2013-12-31

Coverage Start: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Coverage End: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Government employment in Florida during December fell 0.02% from November and 0.77% from December 2012. Before being adjusted for the size of the labor force, total seasonally adjusted government employment increased 0.06% from the month prior but fell 0.16% from a year ago. Of the three levels of government, only state employment, which accounts for 18.91% of the public sector in Florida, reported a month-over-month decrease of 0.29%. Meanwhile, federal and local level employment increased 0.23% and 0.12%, respectively, from November. Compared to a year ago, federal and state sector employment fell 1.89% and 0.53%, respectively. Local government employment, which makes up 69.06% of Florida’s government employees, increased 0.26% from December 2012. Without seasonal adjustment, government employment fell 0.53% from the month prior and 0.16% from a year ago. While long-term changes in not-seasonally-adjusted data were similar to those of seasonally adjusted data, short-term, month-over-month changes, varied more with municipal government employment falling 0.09% and state employment falling 3.11%. Meanwhile, federal employment increased 1.16%.