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Workforce Demographics – The Right People to Get the Job Done

The right people to get the job done. “Hard-working… dedicated… customer-focused… the best!” These are the words that Nassau County business owners and managers use to describe their employees. As one of the fastest-growing rural counties in Florida, Nassau County is part of the region with the youngest labor force, and that means more new workers from which to choose.

The following breakdown applies to Nassau County:

Total Emp. Unemp. Rate
2000 29,599 28,660 939 3.2%
2001 29,937 28,747 1,190 4.0%
2002 31,250 29,748 1,502 4.8%
2003 30,078 28,898 1,180 3.9%
2004 31,447 30,298 1,149 3.7%
2005 31,989 30,906 1,083 3.4%
2006 34,021 33,116 905 2.7%
2007 34,693 33,489 1,204 3.5%
2008 35,733 33,807 1,926 5.4%
2009 36,043 32,682 3,361 9.3%
2010 36,317 32,359 3,958 10.9%
2011 38,130 34,599 3,320 8.7%
2012 37,607 34,728 2,879 7.7%

Non-Farm Employed by Industry (2012):

Average Monthly Employment 18,242
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 23%
Leisure and Hospitality 24%
Education and Health Services 19%
Professional and Business Services 8%
Public Administration 6%
Manufacturing 6%
Construction 4%
Financial Activities 3%
Other Services 3%
Natural Resources and Mining 2%
Information 1%

Source, Labor Market Statistics| Department of Economic Opportunity

With eight major colleges and universities within a three-hour drive, including the University of Florida with its distinguished research and advanced degree programs, businesses have access to the state’s best and brightest students. The addition of the Florida State College Betty P. Cook Nassau Center provides hundreds of candidates with associate’s, bachelor’s, and technical degrees. Another force that strengthens the area’s labor pool is the military. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is just 20 miles (32 km) away; two other naval facilities are within a 30-mile (48 km) radius. Proficient in electronics and technical skills, the highest percentage of Navy personnel stay in the region when they leave the armed forces, providing an excellent additional source of well-trained employees.

For more information regarding Nassau County’s workforce and the workforce of the Jacksonville region, visit the JAXUSA Workforce Regional Dashboard.

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