Workforce

Labor Statistics as of January 24, 2022

Volusia County
Workforce Size

266,226

Volusia County
Employed

259,525

Volusia County 
Unemployed

6,701

Volusia County
Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

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Volusia County, Florida, USA Unemployment Trend

The chart is showing the unemployment rate trend for Volusia County, Florida, and the US. After the impact of COVID, Volusia County's unemployment rate has steadily decreased and is current at 2.5% as of Dec. 2022.

Area Employment by Major Industry

For a complete overview of area employment and labor statistics, view the 3rd quarter "Q" report here.

Area Employment by Major Industry chart


Average Workforce Size

Volusia County saw a net available workforce increase of 17,262 in 2019 before the onset of the pandemic and has rebounded to a slightly higher pre-pandemic level.

Chart showing Volusia County total employed workforce from 2011 to 2021. Click image for pdf of chart with details.

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Average Employment

Volusia County employment dropped 6% due to the COVID pandemic and has since recovered by 5.5%.

Volusia County Total Employed workforce

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Average Unemployment Rate

Volusia County unemployment had dropped at a steady rate prior to the pandemic and has recovered to a 2021 average rate of 4.6%.

Chart showing Volusia County Average Unemployment Rate

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2020 Average Annual Wage

Volusia County

$43,673

Florida

$55,513

U.S. 

$64,021

Private Average Annual Wage

Volusia County wages are reasonable and able to support a quality of life that continues to draw people to our communities.

Volusia County Private Average Annual Wage trend chart

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Regional Average Annual Wage Comparison

Volusia County wages are regionally competitive allowing businesses to attract the talent they need.

Volusia County Average Annual Wage trend chart

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Private Industry Average Wage by Super Sector

Volusia County wages are appropriate for your business and the industry sector you compete in.

Volusia County Private Industry Average Wage by Super Sector chart

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