Polk County County Metrics

Job Change

Jobs Year Over Year Change

2,317

Growth Rate

0.7%

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Net New Jobs Needed by 2030

59,301

Children in Poverty

22.4%

(Increasing)

<10%

2030 Goal

35,618

(Increasing)

3rd Grade Reading Scores

42%

(Declining)

5,476

# Not Reading at Grade Level
(Increasing)

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100%

2030 Goal

Florida Gap Map

Open Jobs

9,214

(Declining)

13,093

Unemployed Persons (Declining)

143

Unemployed People per 100 Jobs

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