Census shows best place for young workers in Florida
Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 4:57 p.m.
ORLANDO — The best place for younger workers to find jobs in Florida is in the Tallahassee-area ZIP code of 32312, where the unemployment rate for residents between ages 25 and 44 was 1.1 percent, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday.
The worst among ZIP codes with at least 20,000 residents was in the Jacksonville ZIP code of 32209, according to the data.
As for Alachua County as a whole, its ahead of the state's 9.3 percent with an estimated jobless rate of 4.8 percent for the 25-44 age group. Marion County's estimated unemployment rate was 11.4 percent for that age group, according to the Census Bureau's 2007-2011 American Community Survey.
The best place for black workers was the Hialeah ZIP code of 33018, where the unemployment rate for African-American residents last year was just 0.4 percent. Black residents, though, make up only 2.8 percent of the population; by comparison, 15.8 percent of residents statewide are black.
The place with the highest unemployment rate for black residents was the 34667 ZIP code in Hudson, north of Tampa, although African-Americans make up less than 1 percent of residents there.
The best place for workers with a college education was the 32205 ZIP code in Jacksonville, where more than a third of residents are in professional or management jobs, according to the Census' American Community Survey five-year estimates.
The worst was the 34112 ZIP code in Naples, which has a higher share of retirees than the rest of the state.