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This report shows that strong job creation during the past six years has returned Florida's labor market to the long-run normal rate of unemployment and led a rise in wages and incomes. However, we recommend that the incoming president, Donald J. Trump, increase the federal minimum wage in order to address current low shares of employed-prime-aged workers and high rates of poverty.
The brief informs the local tax revenue implications of President Donald Trump's Jan. 25, 2017 executive order detailing aggressive efforts to deport undocumented immigrants. We present estimates that Florida metropolitan areas benefit from millions of dollars in local and state tax contributions from undocumented immigrants.
The 14th edition of State of Working Florida finds that, while Florida’s economic and employment levels have recovered from the Great Recession, levels of economic security have not improved. The report shows that increases in the share of low-wage employment and the persistence of wage disparities for women and people of color after the Great Recession enabled an uneven economic recovery and fueled greater income inequality.