August 2015 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators Report

Dear Friend of the Lutgert College of Business,

It is my pleasure to provide you the August 2015 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators Report. This report is provided by the Regional Economic Research Institute of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University.

A number of positive signs appeared in the most recent regional data. Seasonally-adjusted regional taxable sales for May 2015 were up seven percent ($129 million) over May 2014. Seasonally-adjusted tourist tax revenues for June 2015 were up 10 percent for the region encompassing Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. The June 2015 passenger activity for the three Southwest Florida airports was four percent higher than the June 2014 figure. Realtor® sales of existing single-family homes within the three coastal counties were up 19 percent in July 2015 compared to July 2014.

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for the five-county region held steady at 5.2 from June to July, a full percentage point below the year earlier figure; unemployment for the state of Florida was 5.4 percent in July 2015, a decrease of six-tenths of a percent from July 2014. The national unemployment rate in July 2015 was 5.4 percent, down from 6.0 percent in July 2014. The number of long-term unemployed in the U.S. (those jobless for 27 weeks or longer) was 2.2 million in July 2015, which is a 31.1 percent decrease from July 2014 and 26.9 percent of all unemployed.

The July Bureau of Labor Statistics Establishment Survey showed that national nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 for the month, a decrease of 16,000 from June and below the 12-month average job growth of 246,000. The July employment increases included 36,000 in retail trade, 28,000 in health care, 27,000 in professional and technical services, and 17,000 in financial activities. While manufacturing employment increased by 15,000, there was little change in other major industries such as construction, wholesale trade, and information. Possibly reflecting the global decline in commodity prices, mining employment continued its downward trend in July, decreasing by 5,000 jobs.

Please see the rest of the report for more detail.

Best,

Chris Westley


Christopher Westley, Ph.D.
Director, Regional Economic Research Institute
and Professor of Economics
Lutgert College of Business
Florida Gulf Coast University

E-mail: cwestley
Office: (239) 590-7090


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August 2015 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators Report.pdf

Free Classes and Jobs

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Backpack for Kids – Last We Care Outreach Event before School

FYI

Janet Bartos, Executive Director

Lee County Homeless Coalition

1500 Colonial Boulevard, Suite #235

Ft. Myers, FL 33907

Telephone: (239) 322-6600

Email: janet

Website: www.leehomeless.org

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Janet,

See attached.

Backpacks for Kids event this Saturday and last We Care Outreach Event before the start of school.

Tanya

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"The Lee County Department of Human Services, United Way 211, the SWFL Community Foundation, and the Cape Coral Community Foundation do not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, events, activities, product, or process disclosed in this email. The views, findings, conclusions, recommendations, or opinions of the originators expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the above entities"

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Flyers – North Fort Myers, Suncoast

Jennifer Youngs

Community Support Services
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Suncoast Estates- Goodwill of SWFL
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Child Welfare Case Manager Job Opening

Children’s Network is very pleased to announce the following job opening:

Child Welfare Case Manager

· Please see the attached job announcement, which lists qualifications needed; and

· How to apply To: Michelle Leonard Mleonard

· Deadline to apply: Friday, August 14, 2015

· Position Location: Fort Myers, FL (Altamont Avenue)

· Hours: Full Time (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), Monday through Friday

Michelle Leonard

Executive Assistant to Nadereh Salim, CEO /Human Resource Liaison

Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, LLC

2232 Altamont Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901

(239) 226-1524 (Phone) / (239) 226-0227 (Fax)

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July 2015 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators Report

Dear Friend of the Lutgert College of Business,

It is my pleasure to provide you the July 2015 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators Report. This report is provided by the Regional Economic Research Institute of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University.

The U.S. economy grew at 2.3 percent in the second quarter of 2015, the Commerce Department reported on July 30. This figure, which is sure to be revised, fell below most economists’ estimates and follows a weaker first quarter growth rate of 0.6 percent, itself an upward revision from previous estimates that indicated contraction. While many economists project stronger growth during the remainder of 2015, a Federal Reserve staff forecast inadvertently released to the public in June predicted overall growth of 1.55 percent for the year. Nonetheless, the Fed hinted in its June policy statement it sees enough strength in the labor market to justify raising its short-term interest rate target. The decision to “remove policy accommodation” may yet be delayed by events in China and Greece, as well as trends in retail sales and oil prices.

Seasonally-adjusted regional taxable sales for April 2015 were up seven percent ($126 million) over April 2014. Seasonally-adjusted tourist tax revenues for May 2015 were up three percent for the region encompassing Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. May 2015 passenger activity for the three Southwest Florida airports was four percent higher than the May 2014 figure. Another positive sign came from Realtor® sales of existing single-family homes, with the three coastal counties reporting an eight percent increase from June 2014 to June 2015, along with increases in median prices.

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for the five-county region dropped to 5.2 percent in June 2015 compared to 6.1 percent a year earlier, while unemployment for the state of Florida was 5.5 percent in June 2015, a decrease of eight-tenths of a percent in June 2014. The national unemployment rate in June 2015 was 5.3 percent, down from 6.1 percent in May 2014. The June 2015 national, state, and regional unemployment rates all showed improvement from the previous month.

The June Bureau of Labor Statistics Establishment Survey showed that national nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 for the month, a decrease of 31,000 from May. Employment growth nationally averaged 245,000 per month over the last 12 months. The June employment increases included 64,000 in professional and business services, 40,000 in health care, 33,000 in retail trade, 22,000 in leisure and hospitality, 20,000 in financial activities, and 17,000 in transportation and warehousing. June decreases in employment included 4,000 in mining. Employment in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, information, and government showed little or no change over the month.

Please see the rest of the report for more detail.

Our sincere thanks to the individuals and organizations who contribute to this report. These include the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, the Economic Development Organizations of Charlotte, Collier, and Lee Counties, the Convention and Visitors Bureaus of Collier and Lee Counties, the regional airport authorities, the Realtors® of Lee and Collier County, the University of Florida Survey Research Center, and the county and city permit offices.

Best,

Chris Westley


Christopher Westley, Ph.D.
Director, Regional Economic Research Institute
and Professor of Economics
Lutgert College of Business
Florida Gulf Coast University

E-mail: cwestley
Office: (239) 590-7090


“Florida has a very broad public records law. As a result, any written communication created or received by Florida Gulf Coast University employees is subject to disclosure to the public and the media, upon request, unless otherwise exempt. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.”

July 2015 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators Report.pdf

Health Fair and Jobs

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