Employment in the Leisure and Hospitality industry is cyclical in Northwest Florida.  In the past, employment ramped up in March, peaked in June and slowly declined for the rest of the year. Data from 2018 now shows employment ramping up in February and peaking in June, suggesting an increase in spring break activity outside of the traditional location of Panama City in Bay County.

Tourism Employment Table

  

Chart showing employment data from 2018 and 2015 for 5 Northwest Florida counties