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2019 employment picture for Miami appears solid

Jan 25, 2019

The 2019 employment picture for Miami appears solid, observers say, though some factors could tap the brakes on their optimism.

“Overall, 2019 is going to be another year for South Florida,” said Charles Dougherty, a Wells Fargo economist. “We’ve seen strong growth in hiring in 2018. The leisure and hospitality sector has been a very strong driver of that. We’ve seen a lot of jobs increase in the financial services and professional business sectors. The banking sector is growing.”

Headwinds, though, could challenge the employment picture but not totally blow it off course, he said.

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