Posted on: July 25, 2022 Posted by: AKDSEO Comments: 0

Jobs in information technology grew 16.7% faster in Polk County compared with statewide figures posted a year ago, according to a report released Friday from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 

That put Polk in second place for the fastest growth in information jobs in all metro areas in Florida.

Also in the past year, jobs in the business services category and education and health services category rose faster in Polk County compared to the state, a DEO press release said. They gained workers by 7.6% and 4.6%, respectively. 

Additional employment numbers for the region also indicated signs of higher overall employment in Polk County. 

In the latest figures for June, the unemployment rate for Polk County was 3.7%, the DEO said, 2.5 percentage points lower than the rate of 6.2% from a year ago.