Report: Nearly two-thirds of Florida workers earn less than state average

The bulk of Florida workers, 65 percent, make below the state average annual salary of just over $39,000, according to the annual “State of Working Florida” report produced by Florida International University.

A summary of the Labor Day report, by FIU’s Center for Labor Research and Studies, was released Thursday.

Government data shows that most workers with low earnings — annual earnings of $17,143 and below — are concentrated in occupations such as sales (such as a retail sales workers) and related jobs, food preparation and service jobs, and office and administrative support jobs, according to the report.

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