Miami, FL

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Miami area unemployment rate was 3.0% in March 2022, down 3.8 percentage points from the rate of 6.8% in March 2021.

Miami area labor force increased by 56,474 over the year, a 4.4% increase.

Tampa Bay’s independent workers brought in an estimated $2.8 billion in revenue in 2021, up from $2.4 billion last year, according to a study from digital freelance marketplace Fiverr. The average contractor earned an estimated $40,067 per year, up from $37,691 the year before. There is no doubt that the market across Florida is booming, where independent workers earned about $23 billion last year, and Miami, Tampa, and Orlando all ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing markets for freelancers. Overall, the nation’s estimated 6.3 million independent workers generated $247 billion in revenue in 2021, up from $234 billion in 2016. Half of them saw more work in 2021 than in 2016, particularly in the technical services fields, due to a nationwide labor shortage.

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