Economy

Highlands County is an ideal place to be a entrepreneur. Relatively low real estate prices, combined with competitive wages, make doing business a real bargain.

Florida Job Search

Florida Jobs – Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Employ Florida – Use this online resource to search for jobs that match your skills. Get advice about your resume, apply for jobs, and research careers. Employ Florida Marketplace is your online one-stop resource for employment.

Teach in Florida – This website provides many additional employment and career resources for those interested in careers in Florida’s school system.

People First – Search for Florida state government positions.

To locate an online business or resource, check our Business Directory.

For more information on Highlands County Economy contact the Highlands County Economic Development Commission.

Employment
Labor Force:
County Civilian Labor force (1996)
28,108
Unemployment Rate (1996) 8.2%
Labor Force of Surrounding Counties 244,620

County Nonfarm Employment by Industry (1995):
Agricultural Services 3,182
Mining 30
Trade 5,427
Transportation, Public Utilities 661
Manufacturing 1,315
Construction 1,104
finance, Insurance, Real Estate 932
Services 5,480
Government 3,162
Total 22,297