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Orlando Unemployment Rate Lower Than Nation

Nationwide, 4.4% of the American labor force is unemployed, a large improvement from the recessionary unemployment peak of 9.9% in 2010. In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area, the unemployment rate of 3.9% is lower than the national figure and far lower than the city’s recessionary peak unemployment rate of 11.1%. The industry composition within a city […]

Why Diabetes is More Prevalent in Orlando

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 29.1 million Americans today have diabetes. While diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable. Diabetes can be prevented by healthy eating, weight management, and an active lifestyle — factors which vary heavily by geography. […]

California Among the Best States for Immigrants

The California State Senate passed a bill in April that provides a number of protections to immigrants in the state in light of recent crackdowns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The legislation limits the power of ICE agents to draw upon the resources of local law enforcement. With the law’s passage, California is now being […]

Florida Among the States Investing the Least in Children

Most Americans agree that it is important to provide children with ample opportunities for success, regardless of where they live. To this end, state and local government budgets include provisions for children’s basic education, health care, social services, and other support programs. Still, children receive widely varying amounts of resources depending largely on their state […]

Why Cancer is Less Common in Orlando

Surpassed by only heart disease, cancer is second leading cause of death in the United States. There are roughly 448 cases of cancer per 100,000 Americans, accounting for 22.5% of all deaths nationwide. In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area, an estimated 432 out of every 100,000 residents have been diagnosed with cancer, lower than the national […]

Orlando Property Crime Rate Above Nation

There were 2,487 property crimes — larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft — reported per 100,000 Americans in 2015, an 11.6% decline from five years prior. The FBI estimates that property crime resulted in $14.3 billion in losses in 2015, down from $15.6 billion in 2011. For several centuries, crime has been more common in […]

Wal-Mart is the Largest Employer in Florida

Most state economies are relatively diverse, yet it is not uncommon for a single industry to have an outsized impact on the state’s economy and labor market. In some cases, a single company employs a significant share of the state’s workforce. State governments tend to be the largest employers in each state. There are more […]

Orlando More Racially Diverse Than Nation

In America today, 62.8% of the population is white, and 12.2% is African American. Dense, urban cities tend to be more racially diverse than the country as a whole. In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area, 51.3% of residents are white and 15.2% are African American. Wealth is often divided along racial lines. Nationwide, the typical white […]

Why Public Transit Use is Less Common in Orlando

An estimated 5.2% of American workers commute on public transit. Larger, denser cities often require comprehensive public transportation systems that can reduce residents’ dependence on automobiles and help decrease traffic congestion, air pollution, and in some cases, travel time. In the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metro area, 2.2% of workers commute on public transit, smaller than the national […]

Florida Better Than Most States For Business

For 83 straight months, nearly seven years, the U.S. private sector has added jobs. Unemployment has steadily declined and remains close to a 10-year low. And with investors confident about the economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 20,000 mark early this year. By these and other key measures, business in the United […]

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