Job growth in Florida, Palm Beach County slows

Construction at The Bristol in West Palm Beach. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Florida’s labor market remains near full employment, but job creation has slowed markedly, according to state and federal reports released Monday.

Florida’s annual pace of job growth fell to 1.8 percent in January, down from 2.6 percent in December. The state routinely had ranked among the national leaders in job creation in recent years, but in January Florida fell to 10th place, trailing California, Texas and a number of smaller states. Continue reading “Job growth in Florida, Palm Beach County slows”