Patchwork of Paychecks: Florida
There are not enough jobs to go around in Florida. There are about 1.3 million job seekers, but only about 332,000 total job openings. Of those, only 38 percent pay a living wage for a single adult and only 10 percent pay enough for a single adult with two children to make ends meet. This means there are 10 job seekers for every job opening that pays a living wage for a single adult and 39 job seekers for every job opening that pays a living wage for a single adult with two children.
Additionally, women and people of color in Florida are somewhat more likely to work part-time than are workers overall. While nearly 24 percent of all workers reported working part-time, 26 percent of black workers and 29 percent of female workers reported working fewer than 40 hours per week.