Orlando has been making a few headlines this year with overall accomplishments and recognition as a whole. Kiplinger just listed Orlando as one of 8 cities with the most potential job growth! According to stats compared to other cities in Florida, Orlando is recovering the quickest from the recent housing market crash. Theme parks like Disney and Universal are always helping that aspect when it comes to employment, but industries like health care, transportation and personal service are booming in the City Beautiful!
See the numbers below via Kiplinger
Metro area population: 2.2 million
Current unemployment rate: 8.2%
Job growth next five years: 15%
Number of new jobs: 150,000
In other recent headlines…. Orlando is the first city in the U.S. to top 55 million visitors. The City Beautiful had 55.1 million visitors in 2011 – a 7.2 percent increase from 2010’s record of 51.4 million visitors. via Orlando Business Journal