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Volusia County and the State of Florida:

Preliminary Volusia County unemployment statistics for May 2017 have been released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program. They show the civilian labor force at 251,291; total employment at 240,707 and total unemployment at 10,584, indicating an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent.

Florida’s Workforce is ranked #1 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Among U.S. states, Florida ranks as the 5th largest “cyber-state” for high-tech employment. (TechAmerica Cyberstates)

Florida ranks among the Top 10 States for Education. (Education Week)

Agriculture is right at home in Volusia County

Florida ranks among the nation’s Top 10 on the Small Business Survival Index, Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity and Business Tax Index, all of which provide a key gauge for entrepreneurial success. The state hosts a variety of tech incubators, accelerators and university-based research hubs.

Florida has no personal income tax.
Florida has earned top rankings in Harris Poll’s “most desirable places to live” since the survey’s inception.