Miami, FL – January 2024 Jobs Market Report – Sunshine State Job Growth Continues, But Clouds Gather

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While January 2024 brought steady hiring to Miami, the booming job market of 2023 cooled slightly compared to both the previous month and year. This mirrors national trends, suggesting the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes might be starting to have an impact. However, Miami’s diverse economy and continued migration inflows still point to a resilient job market with promising growth potential.


  • Hiring: Up 3.4% compared to December 2023, but down 5.7% year-over-year.
  • Wages: Grew at a steady 3.2%, slightly below national averages.
  • Migration: Miami remained a popular destination, attracting talent from major metro areas like New York City, Boston, and Chicago.
  • Top Growth Industries: Professional & Business Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Education & Health Services.
  • Top Growth Occupations: Registered Nurses, Software Developers & Engineers, and Marketing Specialists.

Industry and Occupation Trends:


  • Professional & Business Services: Fueled by finance, insurance, and real estate, this sector added the most new jobs.
  • Leisure & Hospitality: The tourism industry continued its rebound, boosting job growth in hotels, restaurants, and entertainment.
  • Education & Health Services: This sector saw steady expansion, particularly in healthcare occupations like nurses and therapists.


  • Construction: Growth slowed due to rising material costs and interest rates.
  • Retail Trade: E-commerce competition continued to impact brick-and-mortar stores.
  • Transportation & Warehousing: This sector was affected by global supply chain disruptions.


  • Year-over-Year: While hiring remained positive, the 5.7% decline compared to January 2023 suggests a moderation in job growth.
  • Month-over-Month: Hiring edged up by 3.4% compared to December 2023, indicating some resilience despite national economic headwinds.

Future Outlook:

  • The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and global economic uncertainties cloud the short-term job outlook.
  • Miami’s strong infrastructure, diverse economy, and talent influx should support continued job growth in the long run.
  • Industries like technology, healthcare, and finance are expected to remain major job creators.

Top 10 Growing Occupations:

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Software Developers & Engineers
  3. Marketing Specialists
  4. Financial Analysts
  5. Sales Representatives
  6. Customer Service Representatives
  7. Teachers
  8. Accountants & Auditors
  9. Physicians & Surgeons
  10. Management Analysts

Top 10 Companies Hiring Now:

  1. Carnival Corporation & plc
  2. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  3. Baptist Health South Florida
  4. City of Miami
  5. University of Miami
  6. Wells Fargo
  7. Bank of America
  8. Deloitte
  9. Ernst & Young
  10. PwC