Florida Index Rises in November

Comerica Bank’s Florida Economic Activity Index rose 1.3 percentage points in November, to a level of 114.0. The November index reading is 33 points, or 41 percent, above the index cyclical low of 80.6. Year-to-date the index has averaged 109, 10 points above the average for all of 2011.

“Our Florida index increased for the fourth consecutive month in November, reaching its highest level since October 2007. The uptick in the index came from moderate but broad-based improvement in most of the index components. Labor market indicators improved, as did construction, export, and tourism indicators,” said Robert Dye, Chief Economist at Comerica Bank. “However, state sales tax receipts remain soft and that is sign of ongoing weakness in the state economy. The good news there is that tax receipts were stable from September through November.”

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