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Old 05-20-2015, 06:01 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Less than 20% of Orlando jobs are related to tourism and hospitality.

Orlando has one of the largest research centers in the country, as well as an established engineering job market, to name a few. Not to mention the medical field and its job offerings.
It's not as bad as what some would want you to believe.
Don't forget to add the unknown % of jobs indirectly related to tourism. Does your 20% include extra airport baggage handlers, retail sales folks at the outlet malls, timeshare sales people, taxi drivers, etc. What is the % of white collar professional jobs in Orlando ? Compared to other similar sized metros ?
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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The only jobs in Florida that seem to pay well are the professional fields, medicine and law. Other than that most of the labor force seems to be struggling with low paid minimum wage jobs.
What drove you to that ridiculous conclusion? Can you provide any documentation to back up your comment?


FYI:

Less than 5% of the work force in FL is at minimum wage.

Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States - Bloomberg Best (and Worst)

Minimum Wage Workers By State: Statistics, Totals

Who makes minimum wage? | Pew Research Center
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Less than 20% of Orlando jobs are related to tourism and hospitality.

Orlando has one of the largest research centers in the country, as well as an established engineering job market, to name a few. Not to mention the medical field and its job offerings.
It's not as bad as what some would want you to believe.
http://www.city-data.com/income/inco...o-Florida.html
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:30 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Median household income has nothing to do with the percentage of low paying jobs. If both parents are working minimum wage jobs at $16K per year, the median household income is 32K. A stat of median income per working capita would be much more conclusive as to the number of low paying jobs in the Orlando MSA.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:32 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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What drove you to that ridiculous conclusion? Can you provide any documentation to back up your comment?


FYI:

Less than 5% of the work force in FL is at minimum wage.

Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States - Bloomberg Best (and Worst)

Minimum Wage Workers By State: Statistics, Totals

Who makes minimum wage? | Pew Research Center

There are boatloads of jobs that pay just above minimum wage that would be classified as low paying jobs, but would not be included in the 5% figure.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:02 AM
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I'm a Florida native who doesn't have tattoos. So there!
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Florida USA
Per capita money income in past 12 months $26,236 $28,155
Median household income definition
and source info Median household income $46,956 $53,046

Per the U.S.Census
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Yeah, I know. I saw more people inked up in Florida than anywhere else I've lived though. I'd say a lot of them didn't come across as respectable.
The 15 Top Tattooed Cities in the US | Inked Magazine

Miami is the only city on the list.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Florida USA
Per capita money income in past 12 months $26,236 $28,155
Median household income definition
and source info Median household income $46,956 $53,046

Per the U.S.Census
Median income per working capita would be way more useful ...

The stat above is the mean per capita income skewed by extreme high income earners.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Median income per working capita would be way more useful ...

The stat above is the mean per capita income skewed by extreme high income earners.
You don't think that's an accurate estimate of the average income per working individual in this state?
$25,000 is what, around $12-$13/hr? Seems about right to me...
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