Population and Job Growth by the Numbers

 In Fishkind Commentaries

June 25th, 2013 | WMFE – New census reports stretching back to before the Great Recession show how job losses, and their slow return, have affected population growth in Florida. In 2005, 426,000 people moved to the Sunshine State, but by 2009, when the state shed 750,000 jobs, population growth slowed to only 125,000.

Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind looked at the numbers from then to now, and found something surprising about the changes in Florida’s population as jobs come and go…they’re not evenly distributed across all age groups. He explained to 90.7’s Nicole Creston how the demographics of Central Florida have changed, and how they’ll keep changing now that jobs are returning to the area.

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