MIAMI, FL – (August 21, 2015) - Today the State of Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity released its July 2015 Employment figures reporting that Greater Miami and The Beaches’ Leisure and Hospitality Industry (Nonagricultural Employment) generated the highest percentage of job growth among all industry sectors in Miami-Dade County.
Leisure and Hospitality Industry employment in Miami-Dade County increased in July 2015 by 7,500 jobs, a +5.9% increase compared to the same month last year. A total of 134,800 jobs were reported for Miami-Dade’s Leisure and Hospitality Industry for July 2015.
“The strength of the Miami brand continues to attract new travel and tourism infrastructure such as new hotels and restaurants,” says GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “With more than 6,000 new hotel rooms due to open in the next two years, we anticipate continued growth of new jobs in Greater Miami’s Leisure and Hospitality Industry.”
July 2015 marks the fourth consecutive month this year that Greater Miami’s Leisure and Hospitality Industry has led all Miami-Dade County industry sectors in percentage of job growth.
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit destination sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiAndBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000. Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com.