Entries by Crystal Rodriguez

Miami-Dade County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.5%

Key Takeaways The July 2021 unemployment rate improved compared to last month and last year. This July’s unemployment report shows that the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 8.7% compared to July of 2020. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.6%, from 7.1% in June 2021 to 6.5% in July 2021. Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates, […]

Miami-Dade County Continues Adding Jobs as Economy Recovers From COVID

Key Takeaways The June 2021 unemployment rate improved compared to last year. The June 2021 unemployment rate decreased by 3% compared to last year. The unemployment rate increased slightly by 0.4% compared to last month. Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates, which take seasonal fluctuations into consideration, continue to show a downward trend in unemployment rates. Miami-Dade […]

Miami Community Ventures Launches New Initiatives, Sets Bold Goals for Year Two

Skills-development and job-placement programing considered critical to support Miami’s immense business growth MIAMI, FL – JUNE 29, 2021 – While technology and finance companies flock to Greater Miami, the Beacon Council Foundation’s Miami Community Ventures (MCV) connects low-income, structurally-unemployed individuals to living wage jobs and long-term career pathways to stay on-track with the city’s growth.   […]

Miami-Dade County’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop, Job Growth is Among the Highest in Florida

Key Takeaways Miami-Dade’s unemployment rate continues to improve as the area recovers from COVID-19. In May 2021, the unemployment rate decreased to 6.7% compared to 10.3% in May of 2020; a decrease of 3.6%. Compared to last month (April), the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2%. Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates, which take seasonal fluctuations into consideration, […]

Miami-Dade County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.9%

Key Takeaways The unemployment rate continues to improve as the area recovers from COVID-19. In April 2021, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9%, an improvement compared to March’s unemployment rate of 8.2%. Compared to April of 2020, non-agricultural payroll jobs have increased significantly. o Almost all sectors added jobs between April 2020 and […]

March 2021 Employment Report

The numbers analyzed  In March 2021, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 8.2 percent. From February 2021 to March 2021, there was an increase of 7,800 nonagricultural payroll jobs, which is a 0.7 percentage point increase. Many sectors have begun adding jobs. The County had a reduction of 82,500 nonagricultural payroll […]

February 2021 Employment Report

The numbers analyzed  In February 2021, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County was 7.9 percent. From January 2021 to February 2021, there was an increase of 6,500 nonagricultural payroll jobs, which is a 0.6 percentage point increase. The County had a reduction of 110,400 nonagricultural payroll jobs (not seasonally adjusted), from February […]

Diana Londoño is Awarded with 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development by DCI

Miami, FL– March 17, 2021 – Diana Londono, Vice President of International Economic Development for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council has been announced as a recipient of the 2021 Economic Development 40 Under 40 Award, the biennial award recognizing rising stars under 40 years old in the economic development industry. The awards program is hosted by Development Counsellors International […]

SoftBank Joins Ambitious Initiative to Build a More Equitable Pipeline for Data Science Talent

  SoftBank partners with Correlation One’s pioneering effort to upskill up to 10,000 workers from underrepresented communities across the U.S. and Latin America   Miami, Florida – FEBRUARY 18, 2021 – SoftBank Group International (SoftBank) as part of its AI Academy, today announced its support for Data Science for All / Empowerment (DS4A / Empowerment), […]