04 Aug 2016 Counties with Best and Worst Hotel & Tourism Economies of 2015: Miami-Dade County (Miami, FL) Creates Most Accommodation Jobs; Atlantic County (Atlantic City, NJ) Loses Most
Recently released data show that accommodation job creation in 2015 across all counties in the US varied from a high of 2,000 in Miami-Dade County (Miami, FL) to a loss of 3,800 jobs in Atlantic County (Atlantic City, NJ).
Out of more than 1,900 counties with travel & tourism economies, the Top 5 job creators also included Calcasieu Parish (Lake Charles, LA), Cook County (Chicago, IL), St. Charles County (St. Louis, MO), and Orange County (Orlando, FL).
Accommodation job losses were highest in Atlantic County (Atlantic City, NJ), Clark County (Las Vegas, NV), Tunica County (Memphis, MS), Rockland County (New York, NY), and Collier County (Naples, FL).
Job creation in the travel & tourism sector in the US has increased in the last 5 years, with job growth at 10% and 169,000 new jobs. The sector currently employs 1.9 million people in the US.
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