“Florida’s economy is more than holding its own within the context of a lackluster, 6-year-old U.S. recovery”, University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith told a group of Sarasota leaders Friday.
The Florida jobs picture looks good, at least from a distance, Snaith said.
“We are adding jobs at a much faster rate than the nation, and that gap may be growing,” the economist said. “Sarasota was one of the top metros in the state last year for job growth.”
The biggest factor helping the Sunshine State’s economy right now is the same one that is making the highways more crowded: the resumption of the long-term trend of Florida gaining population from other states.