LABOR MARKET

With a population of 288,722 St. Lucie County has a diverse workforce of 135,790 whose median age is 41.6 years.

LABOR FORCE QUALITY

Bachelors Degree or higher:

High School Degree or higher:

Bachelors Degree or higher:

High School Degree or higher:

White Collar Workers:

Blue Collar Workers:

35,853

168,059

17.80%

83.44%

61%

38%

Source: ZoomProspector.com, 3/18/13

AVERAGE ST. LUCIE COUNTY WAGE:

Annual wages are calculated by multiplying the hourly wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2080 hours. For those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data. Average St. Lucie County wage: $32,106 annually / $15.44 hourly.

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, 11/30/12

INDUSTRIAL MAKEUP – ST. LUCIE COUNTY

In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI) basically combines covered employment data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Non-employer Statistics (NES) published by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This report uses state data from the following agencies: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

INDUSTRY SIZE AND GROWTH PROJECTIONS 2011 – 2015

Description

2011 Jobs

2015 Jobs

    Growth

% Growth

2011 EPW*

Agriculture, natural resources, and mining

2,965

2,399

-566

-19%

$31,015

Construction

5,226

5,924

698

13%

$34,024

Education and health services

13,716

15,684

1,968

14%

$42,019

Financial activities

9,704

11,731

2,027

21%

$22,273

Government

13,683

14,919

1,236

9%

$57,768

Information

807

824

17

2%

$44,577

Leisure and hospitality

8,479

9,347

868

10%

$21,072

Manufacturing

2,350

2,223

-127

-5%

$47,351

Other services

5,821

6,548

727

12%

$20,591

Professional and business services

11,537

13,728

2,191

19%

$27,101

Trade, transportation, and utilities

18,439

20,653

2,214

12%

$36,977

Total

92,727

103,980

11,253

12%

$35,512

*Earnings per worker
Source: EMSI Complete Employment – 2011.4