In an economy where jobs hard to come by, Florida’s agriculture sector employment is still growing. A new UF/IFAS report shows the number Florida residents working in agriculture, natural resources and food industries reached 1.52 million people in 2013, which is an 8.7 percent increase from 2012.
This increase is part of almost 15-year industry trend. Employment in Florida agriculture has seen 19.7 percent growth since 2001, making it the biggest employer in the state.
To read the full report, click here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe969
The report reflects data from 2013, the most recent year in which figures were available.