Labor

St. Johns County
Labor Force

As of April 2019, St. Johns County's unemployment rate is 2.4%, which is consistently amongst the lowest rate in the state of Florida.

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total Labor Force

109,011

116,567

119,554

127,595

Employment

105,250

112,335

116,303

123,928

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

3.6%

2.7%

2.9%

SOURCE: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, 2018

 
Educational Attainment (Ages 25+)
 

The total population in St. Johns County with a high school education is 94.9%, compared to Florida average at 87.4%. Total population with Post-Secondary Education in St. Johns County: 74.2%

Total

173,705

Less than 9th Grade

1.6%

9th – 12th Grade, no diploma

3.6%

HS Graduate/GED

20.7%

Some College, no degree

20.8%

Associate Degree

9.5%

Bachelor Degree

27.9%

Graduate / Professional Degree

16%

SOURCE: ESRI Community Profile 2018

 
2018 Employed Population by Industry
 

Total

114,337

Agriculture/Mining

0.4%

Construction

6.5%

Manufacturing

5.8%

Wholesale Trade

2.9%

Retail Trade

11.7%

Transportation / Utilities

5.2%

Information

1.2%

Finance / Insurance/ Real Estate

12.2%

Services

49.9%

Public Administration

4.1%

SOURCE: ESRI Community Profile 2018

 
Average Annual Wages (2018)
 

All Industries

$45,475

Production - Goods

$58,845

Natural Resources

$31,908

Agriculture

$31,182

Construction

$48,435

Manufacturing

$76,681

Durable Goods

$79,169

Nondurable Goods

$52,464

Service

$43,722

Trade, Transportation, Utilities

$38,541

Wholesale Trade

$75,396

Retail Trade

$29,958

Transportation & Warehousing

$47,946

Utilities

$95,540

Information

$63,669

Financial

$93,190

Professional and Business Services

$56,323

 Education and Health Services

$42,599

Leisure and Hospitality

$23,720

Accommodation and Food Services

$22,114

Other Services

$62,819

Public Administration

$51,363

SOURCE: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics and Economic Research, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program, 2018

 
Employment & Average Wage
 

Area

Employment

2017 Annual Wage

St. Johns County

123,422

$43,395

NE Florida
(JAX MSA)

656,756

$49,179

Florida

8,495,250

$48,452

SOURCE: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program (QCEW).