According to Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center, "Florida's manufacturing employment has grown steadily over the last 78 months after a rapid decline in the 4 years prior.
In June 2017, employment numbers returned to the 2009 level with a total 365,900 jobs throughout the state. This current total employment represents an increase of 10,900 jobs since January 2016.
These jobs are spread across 20,584 manufacturing establishments, also increasing steadily over the past several years. This bodes well for the State's manufacturing economy in that Florida has largely outpaced the rest of the nation in manufacturing job creation. This is reflected in MSSC statistics, which show Florida as the second ranked state in the nation in its use of MSSC certifications.