Martin County Workforce

We know that the success of your business depends on the skills of your employees. Martin County's workforce is strengthened by higher-than-average education levels (post-secondary certifications and degrees) and local institutions of higher learning that offer strong, employer-driven training programs. These programs allow workers to quickly and cost-effectively acquire the knowledge and skills needed to give your business an edge over the competition.
 
 
Labor Force
Year
Labor Force
Employed
Unemployed
Unemployment
Rate

 

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003

 
 
63,401
64,223
63,972
66,809
64,320
65,301
63,692
62,931
61,921
61,107
 
 
58,098
57,918
56,444
60,276
59,903
62,455
61,384
60,394
58,858
57,809
 
 
5,303
6,305
7,528
6,448
4,417
2,846
2,308
2,537
3,063
3,298
 
 
8.4%
9.8%
11.8%
9.7%
6.9%
4.4%
3.6%
4.0%
4.9%
5.4%

source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics December, 2011

 

Martin County's workforce within:

 
15-minute commute: 68, 713
30-minute commute: 321,331
45-minute commute: 806, 217
 
 
Martin County Jobs
 

 

Commuting Patterns:
 
According to 2008 Census Bureau figures, 15 percent of Martin County residents commute outside the county for work. Around 16,000 travel south (Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties), 5,000 travel north (St. Lucie, Indian River counties) and around 10,000 travel to various other counties daily.

 
 
Labor and Development

Average Civilian Labor Force By Place of Residence - 2012 (Est.)

 Martin County........................................................................................................63,401
 St. Lucie County...................................................................................................109,951
 Indian River County................................................................................................64,601
 Palm Beach County..............................................................................................617,298 

County
Employed
Unemployed
Martin
St. Lucie
Indian River
Palm Beach 
58,098
112,010
56,688
 578,901 
5,303
13,931
6,747
 55,831 

Long-Term Population Forecast
Permanent Population

Age 0-4
Age 5-17
Age 18-34
Age 35-54
Age 55-64
Age 65-79
Age 80+
2015

6,132
17,878
20,898
33,305
24,995
31,621
14,958
2020

6,239
18,275
20,937
31,634
26,390
37,612
16,028
2025

6,212
18,753
20,852
31,765
24,589
43,536
18,374
2030

6,169
19,049
21,036
32,884
21,999
46,730
22,558
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011)