While Jacksonville transportation jobs took a big hit during the recession, they are now experiencing a resurgence.
According to recent stats from the BLS, there are 465,069 Jacksonville jobs. Jobs in Jacksonville’s Private Sector make up the majority of employment with 412,476 jobs in the Jacksonville, FL surrounding area (Duval County). This accounts for 88.69% of the Jacksonville jobs market. The rest of the market comprises Local Government employment totaling 28,821 jobs, which is 6.2% of the Jacksonville workforce. State Government and Federal Government make up 8,398 (1.81%) and 15,374 (3.31%) Jacksonville jobs respectively.
To get an idea of the opportunity, there are 26,208 employers in Jacksonville. The Private Sector includes 25,916 firms, which make up 98.89% of companies hiring in Jacksonville. In other sectors, 89Local Government employers (0.34%), 95State Government employers (0.36%), and 108Federal Government employers (0.41%) hire workers in the Jacksonville vicinity.