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Florida has More People in the Workforce Than New York

Florida has More People in the Workforce Than New York

More positive news for Florida.

Florida grew in population because Gov. Ron DeSantis kept the state open during the pandemic. That also means more people in the workforce.

As of December 2022, Florida has more people in the workforce than New York.

The Bureau Labor of Statistics (BLS) released the number in its December 2022 Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report.

Florida has 9.669 million compared to New York’s 9.661 million. Florida also has 500,000 more people working there than before the pandemic.

DeSantis’s spokesman told FOX Business: “As Governor DeSantis said in his second inaugural speech, ‘It is often said that our federalist constitutional system — with fifty states able to pursue their own unique policies — represents a laboratory of democracy.’ Florida has exemplified the successful example of freedom, and our success is revealed in metrics like this.”

The data coincides with a BLS report last month that showed Florida’s economy is growing the fastest in the nation for the first time since 1957:

Florida’s population grew to 22,244,823 between 2021 and 2022, an increase of 1.9% in the span of one year. It’s an impressive feat considering that Florida is already the third-most populous state in the union. The state’s growth rate had to be significant to cinch the top spot out of all 50 states, something Florida hasn’t done since 1957.

Census data shows that Florida’s population has increased every year since 1946, even during periods when national population growth slowed. Today, the state’s population is more than nine times larger than it was in 1946.


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See Ace of Spades on what’s in motion on how the feds will declare a cold war on red states.

TVA is rationing power for new businesses in Tennessee. People might be flocking to these states, but the feds will do everything they can to sabotage growth in these states.

IMO these states need to start forming a soft confederacy in terms of building up red state to red state infrastructure and run this at the state level.

    randian in reply to Andy. | February 3, 2023 at 4:48 am

    Florida is unfortunately pretty bad when it comes to power. No offshore drilling, you can’t build new nuclear plants in Florida (old ones are grandfathered in but I bet their licenses won’t get renewed when the time comes), huge rate increases in January and February.

    smalltownoklahoman in reply to Andy. | February 3, 2023 at 8:58 am

    A big problem that will run into though is that Congress has the power to regulate interstate commerce. That will come into play the moment states try to tie infrastructure together with the purpose of trying to keep the feds out of it.

I’m sure you realize that you’re fighting for 3rd and 4th place, right?

Winning never gets old. Not just Florida, the entire Southeast has benefited from the abrupt eye opening of those living in/near areas impacted by riots and/or a local/State bureaucracy run amok with their Covid power grab. Add in very high taxes,low performing schools, homeless encampments, open air drug dens and other quality of life problems and the Sun Belt looks very appealing.

    If Mississippi ever gets rid of their income tax they’d be booming too. Honestly there or Alabama would have been great destinations, but for us it was the state income tax that swayed our decision.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Andy. | February 2, 2023 at 11:52 pm

      Florida has a lot of tourism revenue to rely upon that Mississippi does not.

      CommoChief in reply to Andy. | February 3, 2023 at 11:28 am

      You gotta look deeper than just income tax to view the total tax burden; property tax, sales tax, excise tax. Alabama has the 9th lowest total tax burden, so 41 States have a higher tax burden than Bama and only 8 States have a lower tax burden.

Another Voice | February 3, 2023 at 5:30 am

I travel from New York to Florida at least twice a year to see grandkids and no less than five family relatives who have retired there over the previous 4/5 years. There is always a stop over in Georgia and/or Tenn. to see one or two more. So I could say my statistics pretty match up with those pointed out to where people are moving to.

The Hon. Georgia Henry John’s son | February 3, 2023 at 6:29 am

It’s all fun and games until the country tips over.