Space Coast job growth surges as aerospace and rocket firms take off


Florida’s Space Coast is beginning to see big benefits from business diversification as more jobs crop up to support the growing aerospace industry.

In fact, the Brevard County region reported just a 3.4 percent unemployment rate in April, with the manufacturing sector taking the lead by adding 1,300 jobs between April 2017 and April 2018, according to CareerSource Central Florida’s most recent report.

Roughly 217,200 people are employed in Brevard County — a nearly 1 percent increase from 215,300 in April 2017.