Volusia County and the State of Florida:
Preliminary Volusia County unemployment statistics for July 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 251,846; total employment at 240,519 and total unemployment at 11,327, indicating an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent.
Florida's Workforce. Among U.S. states, Florida ranks as the 4th largest "cyber-state" for high-tech employment (CompTIA).
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA ranked #4 on FORBES 2017 List of Fastest Growing Cities.
Florida ranks among the nation’s Top 10 on the Small Business Survival Index, Kauffman Index of Startup Activity and High Growth Company Density, 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.
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